South Africa appoints British artistic director

South Africa appoints British artistic director


norman lebrecht

July 20, 2020

Cape Town Opera has named Michael Hunt as its next artistic director.

Based in the UK, Hunt has worked as an Artistic Director at the Cheltenham Arts Centre, Co-Opera Ireland and Theatre Royal Waterford. He also served as Chief Executive of Wexford Opera Festival in Ireland.



  • Herbert Glockner , The Richard Wagner Society says:

    Best wishes for a successful job

  • Ladybird says:

    Is that a giant Covid virus on the green and white stick in the background? Spooky foreshadowing….

    • Nicholas Charles says:

      We should start preparing for a plague of ladybirds and a muppet uprising… just to be on the safe side.