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26 Apr 2005

Daily Telegraph Interviews Richard Farnes of Opera North

Opera North is on sparkling form right now – but how will it cope with its forthcoming period of homelessness? Rupert Christiansen meets its inspirational music director Richard Farnes

The accidental maestro

[Daily Telegraph, 26 Apr 05]

Opera North is on sparkling form right now - but how will it cope with its forthcoming period of homelessness? Rupert Christiansen meets its inspirational music director Richard Farnes

If Richard Farnes was the jockeying, politicking sort, he would have been a front-runner to succeed Paul Daniel as music director of English National Opera.

The job has now gone to Oleg Caetani, who is pretty much an unknown quantity in this country and will be doubling up as supremo of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

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