Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Briton to take on Royal Opera in Denmark

Successful British opera director Keith Warner has been announced as the new director for the Danish Royal Opera House.

Warner has more than 150 plays, musicals and operas under his belt and will replace current opera director Kasper Holten when he steps down at the end of July 2011.

From the start of June this year, Warner will act as a consultant for the theatre.The Englishman directed Wagner’s Ring cycle to much acclaim in both Tokyo and London and has previously guest directed at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen when he directed Mozart’s Don Juan in 2006 and Berg’s Wozzeck in 2008.

Director General of the Royal Danish Theatre Erik Jacobsen called Warner’s appointment a ‘scoop’.‘Keith Warner is a deeply engaged person, a fantastic motivator and a great artist. His experience in both the artistic and leadership areas of the opera world is very exciting,’ Jacobsen said.

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