Good News for Opera in Barcelona

The Spanish government’s support for
the arts has been waivering and the last season saw a very public cancellation
of a series of presentations. Dire predictions filled the air.

Yet, announcing the results of the season just ended, the theater counted
268,715 attendees with a healthy 84.5% of the hall filled (75.7% for ballet)
— numbers higher that the previous season. The halls were full for Linda
di Chamounix, Le Nozze di Figaro, Aida, La BohËme
and the Magic
, the recitals of Juan Diego Florez and Philippe Jaroussky and the
concert in honor of Montserrat CaballÈ.

The new season starts October 2 with Verdi’s LaForza del Destino
and the theater notes that they have more than a thousand new subscribers.

Frank Cadenhead

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