Opera ticket schemes: does affordability equal accessibility?

There is apparently no reason for young people not to give opera a try. The Royal Opera House sells £10 student standby tickets, as well as advance booking for cheap standing or slip tickets. Meanwhile, the English National Opera’s ‘Opera Undressed’ offers the best seats in the house for £25, and its ‘Access All Arias’ sells tickets from as little as £10 to under-thirties. Opera Holland Park even gives away 1000 tickets a season through its ‘Inspire’ project. Further afield, the Dutch National Opera’s outreach programme ‘OperaFlirt’ provides young people the opportunity to come into contact with opera for the first time for only 20€. Canada Opera’s ‘Opera Under Thirty’ scheme targets under-thirties by making $22 tickets available for every performance.

Read the full article here: http://uk.bachtrack.com/ticket-schemes-opera-month-article

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