The Met loses its talent coach in leadership wobbleNews
The Met’s Assistant General Manager, Artistic, Diane Zola (pictured right), has resigned.
Peter Gelb has told staff she was leaving to pursue ‘other artistic opportunities’ – a phrase usually reserved for a massive fallout.
Zola’s main task was as Executive Director of the Lindemann Young Artists Program which nurtures next-gen singers.
They will miss her. So will the Met, which has brought back her predecessor, Michael Heaston, from his post as head of artistic administraion. He starts immediately.
Gelb’s internal message was first leaked to parterre.com.
If there was a worse time to reshuffle the top team – a month before reopening and with no orchestra under contract – we’re struggling to think of it.