Music Conductor of Famous Vienna Opera Resigns Over Contrasts

September 6, 2014 11:15 AM

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One of Austria’s most well-known conductors, Franz Welser-Moest, has resigned as musical chief of Vienna’s most popular State Opera days after its 2014-15 season started, mentioning an artistic conflict with its executive.

On Friday, he released a short statement saying he had a talk with artistic chief Dominique Meyer of his choice to leave, mentioning to “long-standing artistic contrasts that were not resolved in a few discourses”.

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