Tickets are expected to go on sale in September/October. Prices are not mentioned, but the normal range for a song recital is £15-£50.
Unless you want to rely on returns, your best (though not guaranteed) chance of getting one is to become a Wigmore Hall Friend. Experience suggests all or most requests at Patron or Benefactor level are likely to be satisfied. Lower levels may miss out due to demand.
Asked to write an orchestral piece for Seattle Symphony inspired by a musical icon, composer Gabriel Prokofiev settled on Sir Mix-a-lot, creator of the immortal 1992 hit Baby Got Back.
The new work will premiere on 6 June in - you guessed it - Seattle, with the legendary rapper himself making a special appearance.
Prokofiev tells The Quietus "he's quite humorous and a fun guy. So I'm orchestrating two of his most famous hits, and he's actually going to rap on stage with orchestra. He's got this rap persona but in reality he's the softest, he's only interested in mixing. His most famous hit is 'Baby Got Back' which starts, "I like Big Butts..." and so I'm doing a new piece based on the rhythms of his, of raps..."
The rest of the (long) interview is well worth a read for Prokofiev's observations on creating, promoting and performing classical music for a new kind of audience.
John Berry, currently the Artistic Director "will lead the executive team, as well as continuing to lead on the company’s ambitious artistic programme". So this change places him in charge of everything. As Executive Director, Götz will only be responsible for operational matters.
Whether or not you think Berry himself is the cause of ENO's artistic and financial malaise, there's no question he has failed to resolve it. Will the increase in his powers make things better or worse? Guesses welcome.