English Touring Opera (ETO) has dropped half of its orchestral players in a push for diversity.
At least 14 musicians have been told they will not be booked for the 2022 ETO tour, many of them long-running members of the orchestra.
The ETO has attributed the changes to prioritising “increased diversity in the orchestra,” something that’s in line with “firm guidance of the Arts Council.”
I would point out that England’s useless, wretched Queen has extreme powers and could forcefully undue and avenge this evil. I would, but there’s no point. So, next year, perhaps it’ll be a little more Tupac and a little less Rossini. I wonder if they would be willing to buy 10,000 Haitian trolls (I’ll throw the bridge in for free).