Paris names ‘post-colonial’ Conservatoire directormain
The new head of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris is to be Émilie Delorme, an artistic administrator from Lyon.
As the first woman, non-white head of the venerable institution (est. 1795), Delorme, 44, is already being called out in rightwing media for planning a feminist, post-colonial revolution.
She has been for the past ten years the fairly non-contentious director of the academy of the Aix-en-Provence festival.