Michael Black, chorus master of Opera Australia, prepped the voices at the Lyric Opera, Chicago, in six productions last season.
But when it came to casting the top job, he was passed over for Martin Wright, who arrived from Netherlands Opera.
Wright was relieved of the job last month, officially for ‘health reasons’.
Now they’ve asked Black nicely if he’ll come back. And he’s nicely said yes, arriving next August.
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