We hear that Englsh National Opera has earmarked its choice of next artistic director.
The person being wooed is Annilese Miskimmon, director of Norwegian Opera and Ballet.
Miskimmon, a contentious figure up north, has distinguished herself at Glyndebourne by proclaiming Madam Butterfly to be ‘repulsive’.
Just what ENO needs, then.
Others on the shortlist include two staffers and a chap from Norwich.
Not much of a search.