24. July 2008 · Comments Off on That’s One Popular Opera House · Categories: Links, Opera, Ramble

Too many visitors! But I do wonder if they ever go inside and listen.

Opera House too popular!

The new Oslo Operahouse management has asked the Department of Culture for another NOK 17.7 million in maintenance funds due to the large number of visitors.

Director Bernt Hauge estimates that 300,000 visitors have strolled around on the Opera House’s large, snow white marble roof since the opening in April, and expects the number will increase substantially.

– It would not be reasonable for the Norwegian Opera to cover the added costs of maintenance at the expense of our artistic performance. We hope the authorities will accept this, Bauge says.

Up to 50,000 persons visit the new monumental building at the Oslo waterfront each week.

I read it here.

We don’t have a hall that looks quite like the Norwegian Opera house, but the California Theatre is awfully nice inside. Buy a ticket. Hear the opera or symphony. K? 🙂

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