More fails in Wales

More fails in Wales

Cracks are widening at Welsh National Opera.

Two technical directors resigned this weekend. They were preceded by the head of HR who once said ‘I’ve never been to an opera and have no intention of going.’

A new director of artistic administration Kate Baylis, recruited from the AskonasHolt agency, has appointed a head of casting with three assistants for the purpose of programming four operas a year, at most. The is also a Head of Artistic Planning. Musicians and chorus members are checking their eligibility for state benefits on a pitifully low WNO wage.

Demoralisation is directly attributed to cuts in funding by the Arts Councils of England and Wales.

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