Chorus Strikes Troubled English National Opera

Chorus members of the English National Opera have voted to strike next week, forcing the company to cancel performances of Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.” Cancellation of the epic choral-opera will cost the company more than £50,000 in box office income, plus thousands more in wages for front-of-house and production staff. The chorus voted unanimously for five strike actions throughout the season in protest at plans to make one third of them redundant when the Coliseum closes for refurbishment in June.”