In the Telegraph Deborah MacMillan gives a contradictory version of events, saying on the one hand:
Lady MacMillan denied that she had issued a 'him or me’ ultimatum, but said she had been dismayed by his dismissive attitude to her late husband’s work.
I said to the Board, 'Next season’s schedule is safe, but from the following year while Ross is here I don’t have any faith in his ability to look after Kenneth’s work’.
Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... grave.html
I would have thought that no individual should have that much power to meddle in the decisions of an artistic director or a major ballet company, but then Lady MacMillan goes on to criticise Stretton's appointment as director in the first place, when it has been widely reported that she herself was instrumental in championing his appointment in the beginning.
I think this one will run as they say.