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Romania Moves to End Opera Turmoil with New Manager

Romania Moves to End Opera Turmoil with New Manager

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 02:22 PM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's culture minister says he will appoint a manager of "international standing" at the Romanian Opera, which has been torn apart by a bitter dispute involving international ballerina Alina Cojocaru.

Culture Minister Vlad Alexandrescu says the opera house has been riddled by "imbalances and structural dysfunctionality," and that an interim manager would implement a three-month plan before the new appointment.

Alexandrescu says Cojocaru, a principal dancer at the English National Ballet, will be reinstated after refusing to dance the lead in "Manon."

Cojocaru had claimed there was an atmosphere of "fear and intimidation."

Alexandresc says Danish ballet dancer and choreographer Johan Kobborg, who recently resigned citing pressure from managers, would also be reinstated.

Under previous management, a dispute erupted with some employees shouting "Out with foreigners!" claiming Kobborg was overpaid.

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