Igor Toronyi-Lalic

Why we should say farewell to the ENO

Wave goodbye to the ENO, redistribute its millions, and you will see an encumbered art form bloom

It’s easy to forget what a mess of an art form opera once was. For its first 100 years it had no name, it had no fixed address, it didn’t really know who it was or what it was doing. You’d find it at schools, at weddings, at political functions.

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