David Pickard has been poached from Glyndebourne by the BBC Proms. This seems like good news for the Proms. Could a retun to heartier fayre be on the Proms menu? Here's hoping. A bit less pop, a bit more fizz?
Starting suggestion: could Pickard persuade his old festival to send six productions the the proms? Satisfying, democratic, and popular with opera fans in one fell swoop.
Full story: Guardian.