Polly jumps in for Vienna world premiere

Polly jumps in for Vienna world premiere


norman lebrecht

October 16, 2019

The English director Polly Graham has been called to the rescue of Olga Neuwirth’s new opera Orlando, opening December 8.

She replaces Karoline Gruber in what is described as ‘a consensual departure’.

Also dropping out is Fiona Shaw, the intended narrator. She has landed a film role in the US.

Polly Graham (pic) is artistic director of  Longborough Festival Opera.



  • double-sharp says:

    “Where angels fear to tread…”

  • John Borstlap says:

    Olga Neuwirth is the most fêted Austrian composer, appreciated for her sense of refined beauty:


  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Olga Neuwirth. No thanks.

  • RW2013 says:

    when women work together…