Franz Welser-Moest, renowned music director, quits Vienna State Opera

September 5, 2014 1:39 PM

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Franz Welser-Moest, renowned music director, quits Vienna State Opera

Franz Welser-Moest, one of the most famous conductors in the world, has quit his post as musical director of Vienna’s well-known State Opera. He cited creative differences with the organization’s artistic director.

Welser-Moest only sent a short statement to music director Dominique Meyer on Friday, just a few days before the 2014-2015 season kicks off, reports Reuters. He cited “long-standing artistic differences that were not resolved in several discussions.”

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