The shock exit of outgoing director Stephane Lissner (pictured) seven months earlier than planned puts the future of Paris Opera in doubt. Photo: Paris Opera The shock exit of outgoing director Stephane Lissner (pictured) seven months earlier than planned puts the future of Paris Opera in doubt. Photo: Paris Opera
The shock exit of outgoing director Stephane Lissner (pictured) seven months earlier than planned puts the future of Paris Opera in doubt. Photo: Paris Opera

Paris Opera ‘on its knees’ – a leadership vacuum looming with theatres shut and losses of US$45 million

  • Alexander Neef, due to take the helm in Paris in mid-2021, is unsure he can leave the Canadian Opera Company early to replace director who will leave in January
  • The company is in crisis, with both opera houses shut, 100 productions scrapped, and losses of US$45 million from a workers’ strike and coronavirus lockdown

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The shock exit of outgoing director Stephane Lissner (pictured) seven months earlier than planned puts the future of Paris Opera in doubt. Photo: Paris Opera The shock exit of outgoing director Stephane Lissner (pictured) seven months earlier than planned puts the future of Paris Opera in doubt. Photo: Paris Opera
The shock exit of outgoing director Stephane Lissner (pictured) seven months earlier than planned puts the future of Paris Opera in doubt. Photo: Paris Opera
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