Romania reappoints the conductor who sacked its stars

Romania reappoints the conductor who sacked its stars


norman lebrecht

April 02, 2021

Those with long memories may recall the turbulent rule of the conductor Tiberiu Soare at Bucharest National Opera five years ago.

He started by sacking the ballet chief, the Danish choreographer Johan Kobborg and his wife, Romania’s most popular ballerina Alina Cojocaru. The resultant slip in the company – and the country – led to Soare’s demission soon after.

Guess what?

Soare has just been appointed artistic director at Bucharest National Opera.


  • Colin says:

    Thank you for introducing me to the word ‘demission’.

  • Ivor Morgan says:

    I don’t know if this rebranded SD works on a phone or tablet – but it’s a disaster on a laptop. Totally out of alignment and amateur looking. Please do think about this

  • yujafan says:

    Sadly, not a surprise. Cristian Mandeal was offered the role several years ago, it’s a pity he didn’t accept the position.