Opera manager Per Boye named Artistic Director of Czech State Opera

as Artistic Director at the beginning of the 2019/2020 season. The selection of suitable candidates for the position started in November 2017. Mr Hansen was chosen based on recommendations by several outstanding figures of European theatre, and after consultations with the Guarantee Board of the National Theatre. National Theatre Director Jan Burian said Mr Hansen was a capable and experienced manager. Marking Prague as a city with an amazing opera tradition, Mr Hansen said: “Czech opera history, two National Theatre companies and three beautiful opera houses contribute greatly to the international opera world.”

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