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
Flute, 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.
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