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What Wagner can tell us about the crisis at ENO

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg was a triumph for English National Opera in a week it was told by the Arts Council to get its act together

By Sameer Rahim  
Iain Paterson and-Gwyn-Hughes Jones in ENO's Mastersingers of Nuremberg by Richard Wagner © Catherine Ashmore

Iain Paterson and-Gwyn-Hughes Jones in ENO's Mastersingers of Nuremberg by Richard Wagner © Catherine Ashmore

It’s been a funny week for English National Opera (ENO). On Saturday, Richard Jones’s production of Wagner’s The Mastersingers of Nuremberg opened to well-deserved five star reviews. This production, which premiered in 2010 at Welsh National Opera, was wonderfully sung and skilfully acted with real musical warmth from Edward Gardner’s orchestra. But all the talk during the…

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