Just in: Estonia suspends opera chief

Just in: Estonia suspends opera chief


norman lebrecht

July 07, 2020

The board of Estonian National Opera has suspended Director General Aivar Mäe for two months following allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denies. The board has set up an inquiry under an idependent lawyer to interview complainants to come forward.

Aivar Mäe’s lawyer has accused the media of character assassination and is threatening action for defamation. Aivar Mäe is presently on vacation.






  • lillianastanescu says:

    He’ll be back – if Levine can make a comeback, then anyone can

  • Henry williams says:

    I worked for 50 years. But always managed to behave myself.
    These people dont.

  • Peter says:

    How can you suspend someone for ALLEGATIONS? In my opinion – not guilty until proven.

    Clown world