Neil Williams, a chorus tenor, is suing the countryhouse opera festival for aggravated damages, having been dismissed after 15 consecutive summers. He says he was ‘discarded like an old rag’.
He wants £89,600 for lost earnings and hurt feelings.
Glyndebourne says half of its chorus are over 40.
The case is being fought against a backdrop of much turbulence in the chorus, which has seen three directors come and go in as many years.
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