Friday, July 22, 2005

Whither Opera?

Opera Houses Under Fire
a manifesto for a living lyric drama

By Lukas Pairon

BRUSSELS, 17 April 2001

I can't help commenting on this. There's only one thing keeping people from forming opera companies around contemporary operas--and that is the operas themselves. If people honestly wanted more of these operas, they would be getting them now. Concentrate on coming up with operas anyone would want to hear more than once, or even once for that matter, and then we can come up with venues for them.

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