Royal Opera House Removes Vilar’s Name

London’s Royal Opera House has removed Alberto Vilar’s name from the house. “Vilar pledged £10 million to the ROH development appeal in 1999, but paid only a fraction of that. As a result, the iron and glass atrium centrepiece – which was named the Vilar Floral Hall – will be renamed the Floral Hall with immediate effect. Mr Vilar is currently facing charges of fraud and money laundering in the US.”