Who will likely follow Kent Nagano in Munich? What are the real reasons behind his possibly premature exit? Following the DW story and the text and translation of his announcement, this piece on WETA parses and speculates at length: The Politics of Opera: Kent Nagano Leaves Munich. Perhaps it is also worth pointing out, amid much inaccurate reporting, that Kent Nagano is not (technically) stepping down or resigning. He merely announced that he will not extend his contract beyond 2013.