Is opera dress code elitist ?

Glyndebourne Festival Picnic AN OPERA written 176 years ago about the persecution of Christians is to be staged for the first time in Britain as Glyndebourne Festival brings highbrow music to its widening audience. The festival's organisers said Donizetti's Poliuto, written in 1838, would be staged next year at the annual performances, which have doubled their audiences this year.

According to the director of the Glyndebourne Festival, Gus Christine, opera’s elitist reputation is a myth. He adds that occasions where people can dress up are rare and that people actually enjoy being well-dressed, especially as it is a sign of respect for the performers on stage. Other lyric societies like the English National Opera are trying to rid opera of its elitist reputation by inviting audiences to wear jeans and sneakers . To learn more, click here!





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Source : Telegraph
Author : Hannah Furness
Date : 21/03/16

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