24. July 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: Links

Apparently they don’t read tabloids.

London’s Royal Opera House triggered an energetic debate about “culture for the masses” Wednesday after limiting tickets for a prestigious premiere to readers of a tabloid newspaper.

The respected venue will open its autumn season with a performance of “Don Giovanni” on September 8, but only for readers of The Sun, which is more famous for its Page Three topless models than its coverage of Mozart’s masterpieces.

I read it here.


  1. Yeah! but don’t you suppose Mozart would’ve turned straight to those pages of “topless models”?

  2. Heh … I suppose so. (I’ve not met the man!)

    I just laugh at all the things we keep trying to get younger or new audiences in the door. So much effort … I wonder if it’s ever going to work.