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11 May 2011

Mikko Franck’s term at the Finnish National Opera to end in summer 2013

Mikko Franck, Artistic Director of the Opera and General Music Director at the Finnish National Opera, has announced that he will not continue in his post after his current contracted term ends some two years from now on 31 July 2013.

"By 2013 I will have worked at the Finnish National Opera for seven consecutive years. Then I will happily go towards new challenges," says Franck.

Mikko Franck began his career at the FNO in August 2006 as General Music Director. He has served as the Artistic Director of the Opera and General Music Director since the start of 2008. The Board of the Finnish National Opera Foundation and FNO General Director Päivi Kärkkäinen will begin preparations for the selection of a new Artistic Director of the Opera and General Music Director.

 

For further information, contact:

General Director Päivi Kärkkäinen, tel. +358 9 4030 2200

Artistic Director of the Opera Mikko Franck, tel. +358 9 4030 2601