Singing for their supper
Katrina Strickland [The Australian, 10 Feb 05]
February 10, 2005
A PROGRESS report on the state of the Victorian Government’s opera review made one thing clear this week: any new company will look nothing like the one that died in 1996.
Victorian Arts Minister Mary Delahunty called interested parties to a meeting on Tuesday to brief them on the findings of a review of opera activities in the state, undertaken by strategic consulting firm LEK Consulting.
The review, which began late last year, was designed to address concerns about a decline in the amount of opera staged in the state, and in work opportunities for local artists, since the 1996 merger of Victoria State Opera and the Australian Opera to form Opera Australia.
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