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The Royal Danish Opera has come bouncing back from the double body blow that left it reeling four months ago following the resignations of artistic director Keith Warner and music director-designate Jakub Hrusa. Sven Müller has been appointed artistic director while Michael Boder is the company’s new principal conductor.
Müller is no stranger to the organization having served as the Royal Danish Opera’s vice deputy director since 2008. Boder is familiar to the Royal Danish Opera too having proved himself popular with the Royal Danish Orchestra when he conducted Die Frau Ohne Schatten earlier this year.
Speaking in statement, Müller said of his appointment: “My first task is to restore the confidence that is a prerequisite for all artistic undertaking"
He continued: "Confidence grows out of three things: clear and visionary artistic direction, mutual trust, and caring for the people who are the driving force behind it all.”
Boder added: “The aim for the years to come will be to create a situation of reliability and stability and, at the same time, to make the people of Denmark feel proud of their Royal Opera, Orchestra and Ballet.
"There is the potential to be a very important stage in international respect. It would be wonderful if people will come to Copenhagen… because there is important music and opera to be heard.”