Keith Warner quits Royal Danish Opera9:45, 12th February 2013
The British director, Keith Warner, is leaving his post as the artistic director of Royal Danish Opera after just six months at the company’s helm. His decision follows severe budget cuts of more than £11 million, announced at the end of 2011.
‘A combination of factors, made acute by the recent devastating budget cuts, has led me to feel that in the present circumstances I am unable to realise my great dreams for the company,’ said Warner’s official statement.
The same press release also reported that Jakob Hrůša, who had been appointed by Warner as Royal Danish Opera’s next music director, ‘no longer wishes to assume the position’.