The Royal Opera in Copenhagen has announced savage cuts to help it meet the cost of maintaining a swanky new building, imposed on the company by ambitious politicians.
Copenhagen is having to lay off one in six staff members, including musicians, over the next four years. The Royal Opera will also stop making its own sets.
All in order to show off a showpiece of vanity architecture.
London Symphony Orchestra, are you reading me? Beware of what you want most.