It's crunch time at the Liceu

The money has run out at Barcelona’s beautifully restored opera house. 

Next season will start a month late, in October. The staff are being sent on unpaid leave. State funding is down to Euro 48 million – still twice as much as English National Opera – and there is talk of doing more pops, fewer adventurous operas. This could be a harbinger for the art form right across Europe Spanish report here.

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  • 48 million is the budget. The article says that state support is half of the budget.
    NL: Are you sure? another article says budget is down this year from 80 million Euro to 66m. I can’t find a verifiable stat.

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