It has taken less than a week for LA Opera to appoint a new general director.
He’s the company’s president and CEO, Christopher Koelsch. LA Opera has been run as a troika since 2012 by Domingo, Koelsch and music director James Conlon. Now it’s a down to a duopoly.
Koelsch is a suit in square designs.
He told staff: ‘I am committed to a vigorous process of reflection and reform. It is imperative that we foster a positive environment that meets the needs of employees as well as the company. We will fall short of our goals unless every member of our community feels heard, valued and respected. I am committed to ensuring that they do.’