Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Domingo is leaving his post at Washington National Opera

Our friend Anne Midgette at The Washington Post reported yesterday:
Plácido Domingo [R.], the tenor, baritone, conductor, and opera administrator extraordinaire, said Monday that he will not renew his contract as general director of the Washington National Opera when it expires in June, 2011.

His departure is not entirely a surprise -- Domingo has long been thought to be chronically overextended. But it also means that the company is left without a marquee leader, its most recognizable brand, at a time when nearly every detail of the WNO's future is open to question -- most importantly, whether it will remain autonomous or merge with the Kennedy Center.
For more, check out Ms. Midgette's article.

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