Paris Opera Changes Direction In Choice Of New Director

The Paris Opera has named Nicolas Joël as its new General director, succeeding the controversial Gerard Mortier. “By contrast Joël, highly regarded for his oversight of the Toulouse opera, orchestra and ballet since 1990, is known for his elegant and conventional designs and choice of directors. He has staged five of his company’s nine productions this season and has not staged one at the Paris Opéra in recent memory.”