English National Opera advertises for non-white playersmain
The advert is worded:
Orchestra Fellowship for Ethnically Diverse String Players (12 Month Contract)
We are looking for five string fellows to join the ENO Orchestra in the following positions on a 12 month fixed-term contract starting August 2021:
closing date: 30 Apr 2021
The chairman, chief executive, artistic director, music director and every other senior person at ENO is white and middle-class. This kind of recruitment for the lowest entry level – a temporary training post – is patronising at best, ineffectual at worst.