Australia loses its opera chiefmain
The chief executive of Opera Australia, Rory Jeffes, is stepping down after just four years.
All he is telling staff is that it is ‘very much a personal decision’, adding that it concerns ‘both family reasons and shifting priorities’.
The company has been unhappy of late over pandemic restrictions and job losses. Its artistic director, Lyndon Terracini, has just two years left on his watch.
Jeffes, who is British, sent ten years beforehand as head of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. No-one saw this coming.
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