Our friend Lawrence A Johnson is first with the news that the chorus master of the Lyric Opera has quit, halfway through his first season.
Martin Wright, 55, had been chorus director at Netherlands Opera from 2006 until Chicago made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Why he has quit the job so quickly is unclear. ‘Health reasons’ are all that is being said. We hope Mr Wright is not seriously unwell.
If you know more about the circumstances, do tell.
An interim replacement is to be announced by Lyric chief, Anthony Freud.