Some 88 percent of singers and conductors at English National Opera next season are either British, British trained or UK resident. It says so in the press package.
But 88% is not enough for Rupert Christiansen in the Daily Telegraph, fulminating here of treason.
We were particularly struck by the Triastan and Isolde cast, which has a Skeltonand a Melton; a Cargill and a Colclough not to mention an English Rose. Must be fun being an ENO casting director.
Anish Kapoor designs a new production of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, directed by Daniel Kramer with Stuart Skelton and Heidi Melton in the title roles and British bass Matthew Rose as King Mark