Earlier this month, plans were tabled to dismember the Royal Orchestra, which plays in the opera house at Copenhagen. The costs of running the glorious new opera house means they can’t afford a full orchestra. All cultural institutions are taking cuts of two percent.
So now the Danes have built a lavish new arena for concerts, and the Crown Prince opened it yesterday. The cost was 1.4 billion Danish crowns – about £160 million.
To be, or not to be?