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Statement regarding Opera North's Music Director

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Richard Mantle, General Director of Opera North, has announced that he has today accepted the resignation of Aleksandar Markovic as the Company’s Music Director. Mr Markovic will formally leave Opera North at the end of his first year in July 2017.

Mr Markovic is currently on extended leave and it has been mutually agreed that he will not return to the Company for the remainder of the season.

His place as conductor for Puccini’s Turandot, which opens on 28 April 2017, has been taken by Sir Richard Armstrong.

Mr Markovic plans to return to his home city of Vienna in due course. 

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