There are screeds of empty seats for Porgy and Bess, which opens tonight at the London Coliseum.
The season so far has been tenuous. The debt is mounting. The inexperienced team are clinging on by fingernails.
Everything hinges on Porgy tonight.
It’s the last commission of previous ENO chief John Berry and it’s full of fresh faces, most of them American.
ENO cannot afford to fail.
We’ll be there tonight with some updates.