Vienna Volksoper chief is fired

Robert Meyer has been told by the Secretary of State for Culture Andrea Mayer (Green) that he won’t be renewed.

Meyer, 66, like Dominique Meyer at the Staatsoper, is the victim of never-ending Austrian political intrigue.

No successor has yet been nominated.


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  • Time for someone fresh. Innovative.
    Open to experiment. Daring. Young.
    Someone like Ioan Holender or Alexander Pereira (they are available, I understand).

  • I dont think it is fair to say that he was “fired”. His contract has not been extended, but with connections between politics and culture in Austria this is not unusual.

  • For all of its cultural wonders as well as magnificent pastries, the country that produced Adolf Hitler, Kurt Waldheim and Jorg Haider is certainly not to be envied for its politics.

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