Exclusive: Royal Academy opera chief quitsmain
Gareth Hancock, head of opera at the Royal Academy of Music, resigned this morning from the RAM, effective immediately. He had been suspended a week ago for inappropriate conduct with students, following a report in Slipped Disc.
Anthony Legge, Sir Arthur Sullivan Visiting Professor of Opera, has been appointed interim head of opera. A former head of music at English National Opera, Legge has been Assistant Music Director at Opera Australia for the past 11 years, so he may not be around all that much.
Our sources say this is not over yet.