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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Sep 13, 2003 12:22 am ]
Post subject:  Raymond Gubbay

An Arts entrepreneur, who has brought the Bolshoi to London in the past talks frankly, as always:

Raymond Gubbay: Populist showman who likes the sound of success
By Simon Tait for The Independent

The origins of the great war between Raymond Gubbay, showman of operatic production, and the publicly-financed opera establishment can be traced to his lavish and disastrous Wembley Arena production of Turandot in 1991.

That opening night was festive, even if two-thirds of the 8,000 seats were empty, and he still smiles wryly at the crassness of having a champagne bar insisted on by the Royal Opera marketing department next to the one selling the more familiar Wembley fare of crisps and lager.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Raymond Gubbay

An article about Raymond Gubbay, the arts entrepreneur who is bringing the Stanislavsky Ballet this Christmas. Have a guess whether the interviewer brings up the question of ballet?

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Raymond Gubbay aims to make London the opera capital of Europe. Genius? Fool? Robert Thicknesse met him for The Times

Thankless tasks, no 23: getting the English to swallow high art, particularly if it happens to be music. Gilbert & Sullivan did it by dressing up their shows as amiable burlesques. After that, well, there’s always the Opera Babes . . . Raymond Gubbay’s preferred method was always to fill the Albert Hall with big bangs and coloured smoke in his Classical Spectaculars.

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Author:  Francis Timlin [ Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Raymond Gubbay

English National Ballet managing director Craig Hassall will join Raymond Gubbay Ltd. as chief operating officer in February 2012. Natalie Woolman reports for The Stage.

The Stage

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