Monday November 30, 2020

Classical Notes

Met’s opera magic casts its spell nationwide

17th October, 2009

Before the opening concert of its spring season this year, Niall Doyle, chief executive of Opera Ireland (OI) emphasised a point that took many in attendance by surprise. He said that Ireland didn’t have half enough opera productions to satisfy demand.

‘‘There is an enormous appetite for opera, but it is a very expensive business, and satisfying the hunger for it is a tough proposition,” he said.

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