Scoop: Barrie Kosky to direct 2023 London Ring

We heard it from Sir Antonio Pappano, in a Spectator interview that comes out today.

Pappano, who is meant to be leaving Covent Garden that year, will stay on at least long enough to work with the self-styled ‘gay Jewish kangaroo’ Kosky, whom he calls ‘a good egg’.

More later.