Arts chiefs say UK will lose status after ENO shutsNews
A group of 80-odd arts personalities have written to the Times sying that the closure of English National Opera will relegate the UK to a lower leagun in the halls of Valhalla.
‘Everyone across the world has long looked to the UK as a centre of artistic excellence,’ they write. ‘We fear that this decision signals to the world that they – and we – must now look elsewhere.’
The named signatories include the heads of San Francisco (pictured) and LA Opera. Most of the names, however, are withheld from the print edition and the website link does not work.
Not much point these days writing to The Times.