Teatro Colón Parts Ways with Jan Latham-Koenig Following Arrest in the U.K.

By Francisco Salazar

The Teatro Colón has parted ways with its Music Director Jan Latham-Koenig after being arrested in the U.K. for a Child Sex Offense.

In a statement from the Bueno Aires theater, the company said, “Faced with the news of an extremely serious complaint against Jan Latham-Koenig, in the United Kingdom, the Teatro Colón has decided to separate him from all current and future activities that he carried out within the Institution.”

Latham-Koenig was named Music Director of the Teatro Colón in 2022 and the theater’s General Director Jorge Teleman said back then that Latham-Koenig would be instrumental in leading various operas and orchestral concerts for the company.

The conductor was arrested on Jan. 10, 2204 and according to BBC News, “the Met Police said it followed an investigation by detectives in the force’s specialist crime command.” The news outlet reported that Lantham-Koenig is alleged to have arranged or facilitated a child sex offense and sexual communication with a child. He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later on Jan. 12, 2024.