Serbia's National Theatre fires drama, opera heads

NEWS 16.10.2018 10:10
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Source: N1

The CEO of the Serbian National Theatre has dismissed the heads of its drama and opera departments, Zeljko Hubac and Janko Sinandinovic following an interview in which Hubac expressed dissatisfaction over funding.

National Theatre CEO Dejan Savic issued a statement saying that he had taken the decision to replace the drama and opera heads and send them back to their previous posts as dramatist and opera principal tenor.  

Hubac told Belgrade daily Politika that the theatre management board had decided suddenly to lower the drama department production budget for 2018 by almost 30 percent without consulting anyone. “Even though the drama department is the only part of the National Theatre which earns more than it spends we were rewarded with the lowest production budget in the past four years,” he said in the interview.  

Neither Hubac nor Sinandinovic wanted to comment the decision to dismiss them.