The annual report and financial statement for English National Opera for year ended 31 March 2011, just landed, contains two pleasant surprises.
The annual deficit has been cut to £55,000 – still a worry, but nothing like last year’s £160,000 – and fully 53% of the audience were first-time opera goers.
New work and new media seem to be doing the trick. This video about Nico Muhly’s Two Boys has scored 1.4 million views on Youtube.
So how’s your boring old opera house doing?