Vienna State Opera, ditched by star conductors, soldiers on

October 6, 2014 2:46 PM

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Vienna State Opera, ditched by star conductors, soldiers on

VIENNA (Reuters) - Not many opera seasons start off as dramatically as this year's did at the Vienna State Opera with two star conductors storming off, but the opera's director Dominique Meyer wants to put that behind him.

The departures of Franz Welser-Moest, the opera's general music director, followed in short order by the resignation of guest conductor Bertrand de Billy, left a big hole in the schedule for one of the world's most prestigious opera houses.

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