Opera purists want to keep the riff raff away & # 39; by having them sing in their original language

Opera purists want to keep the riff raff away & # 39; by having them sing in their original language


Opera purists want to keep the riff game away & # 39; by having them sing in their original language instead of English, says director Critics who want to keep opera sung in the original language & # 39; riff-raff away & # 39; Director Mark Wigglesworth says that some take pleasure in making it inaccessible . The former director of English National Opera calls it & # 39; cultural elitism. He spoke out in defense of ENO's controversial English language policy.

Ed Riley for Mailonline

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08:36 am EST, January 14, 2019

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08:36 am EST, January 14, 2019