Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Great Regulars: [Sir Antonio Pappano adds,] "The process of demystification

is important but I am not going to tell you the opera house is going to lose its glamour. I think it is about accessibility, but accessibility to a place that is special. This building is special; there is a spirit in the auditorium. It's a balancing act but we have to do it."

The philistine's final sneer--that the ROH is expensive--is now wearing fantastically thin. Ticket prices for a West End musical cost £50-£80; to go to a top football match at Chelsea costs from £45.

from Bryan Appleyard: from the Sunday Times: Tony Versus the Philistines


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