A five-part series in which former Radio 3 controller John Drummond takes a critical look at the state of opera in Britain since 1945.
4: `The Skies Darken'.
Drummond examines the contentious issue of funding.
He asks administrators and critics whether opera - a relatively expensive form of entertainment - should continue to attract public subsidy.
A look at the contentious issue of funding.
Should this relatively expensive form of entertainment continue to attract public subsidy? With the views of George Christie (who runs Glyndebourne Festival Opera without the benefit of public funding), John Tooley and the Earl of Harewood (both former administrators of LONDON's major opera houses), Nicholas Payne (who has recently left COVENT GARDEN for ENGLISH National Opera), and critic Rodney Milnes.