Thursday, 13 November 2014
Cuts force ENO to cancel
The English National Opera has been forced to cancel a planned production of Monteverdi's Orfeo - the first time 'i recent memory' funding cuts have promoted the pull out. The production, a co-production with Bristol's Old Vic was planned for 2015 in the West of England - its first ENO trip for a UK show outside the capital for 15 years. Cancellation was said to be "the last resort" in the face oft a cut in the ENO's Arts Council grant from £17.2 million to £12.4 million next year.