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 Post subject: The cost of opera
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2001 2:59 am 
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<P><B>Why is opera so expensive? <BR>How can you charge audiences up to £155 a head and still not make a profit? Charlotte Higgins investigates the great mystery of British arts</B><P>Guardian<BR>Thursday November 29, 2001<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>A few doors away from the London Coliseum near Trafalgar Square, a shabby lobby leads to a cranky lift. Take the lift and you reach the office of Nicholas Payne, head of English National Opera. In front of Payne is a large table almost entirely covered in piles of paper. At his fingertips is a heap marked Four-Year Plan. "I'm still playing around with the 2002/3 season," he says. "We're almost there with 2003/4. For 2004/5 the main signposts are already in place." <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4309619,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>


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