ENO’s John Berry teams up with old foemain
The ousted director of English National Opera has formed a joint venture with Loretta Tomasi, the company’s former chief executive with whom he fought hammer and tongs over spending plans, precipitating first her departure and then his own.
Their company, Opera Ventures, will do pop-up co-productions, the first being Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek with Scottish Opera at this summer’s Edinburgh Festival. Funds have been raised and the plans are bold.
Friends say Berry and Tomasi are singing loudly off the same hymn sheet, harmoniously too.
We wish them well.
Tomasi, Damon Albarn, Berry, Rufus Norris in happier times. photo: PA/ENO