The question is put coherently by Sylvain Fort, editor of Forumopera, which is leading a campaign to stop the unsightly removal of partitions between boxes at the historic Palais Garnier.
The director of the Opéra, Stéphane Lissner, is spending 300,000 Euros to remove the barriers, with the aim of making 300-600,000 a year from about 30 extra seats.
Leave the boxes alone, says Sylvain. Focus on running an efficient opera house.
Sign the anti-wrecking petition here.
A Garnier box with partition removed. So ugly.