Moscow drops chief conductor over Ukraine dissentNews
The chief conductor of Moscow’s New Opera Theatre Valentin Uryupin has been summarily dismissed just before the start of the season.
He says: ‘I was forced to resign for very good personal reasons.’
Uryupin, 37, has made no secret of his opposition to the ‘special measures’ in Ukraine, where he was born. He has only been at the New Opera for one season and has yet to acquire an international profile.
He is managed by Karsten Witt in Vienna.