Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland

By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 19 October 2010]
Every artistic decision is a financial decision, and every financial decision an artistic one. The words came from Wexford’s artistic director, David Agler, during a discussion on Monday of his opera festival’s precarious prospects, but they could just as well have been uttered by any other recession-hit impresario. The job of artists is to dream dreams – and then to find the resources to realise them.