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Frankfurt / Main (dpa) – Bernd Loebe is expected to remain intendant and managing director of the Frankfurt Opera until 2028. The supervisory board of the municipal theaters followed a corresponding proposal by Ina Hartwig (SPD), head of the cultural department on Monday. The Frankfurt magistrate still has to approve the early contract extension.
Loebe has been artistic director since the 2002/2003 season. Since then, the Frankfurt Opera has been voted “Opera House of the Year” several times. For 15 years, Loebe has “kept the house on the road to success over the long term,” said Hartwig. He “set national standards without losing sight of the Frankfurt audience”.