Opera Singer Fired Over Comments
The Daily Life Reports:
Opera Australia have sacked soprano Tamar Iveri following the furore over "unconscionable" comments singer posted on her Facebook page.
In a statement released on Monday, the company said Iveri would not be performing in its Sydney production of Otello in July and August.
"Opera Australia has agreed with Tamar Iveri, to immediately release her from her contract with the company," the statement says.
A statement posted on the Georgian opera singer's Facebook page 18 months ago compared certain people to fecal matter.
The post took the form of a letter to Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili in which she implored him to "stop vigorous attempts to bring West's 'fecal masses' in the mentality of the people by means of propaganda".
The singer was responding to a pride parade that had been organized to pass through the yard of an Orthodox Church in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.