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In defence of the Royal Opera House

In Features, London theatre, Opera by Susan ElkinLeave a Comment

Yes we all know the ROH gets around £25m per year (in the 2015/2018) allocation) from Arts Council England and that’s a lot more than most other organisations get – although the subsidy has been reduced by over £12m since 2010 and now represents 22% of ROH’s income, according to chief executive Alex Beard. Opera, given top-notch production values, cannot be done successfully on the cheap.