A polemic in The Stage throws stones at the fastest-growing, most innovative sector in UK opera:
Country-house opera: a small but critical part of the operatic economy, staging creative productions and innovative repertoire while offering career opportunities for hardworking, but underpaid, musicians. No, that doesn’t sound right. Let’s try again.
Country-house opera: a load of overdressed and over-accented toffs snoozing through antiquated performances after indulgence in champagne and quails’ egg sandwiches.
Read on here.
photo: Garsington/Mike Hoban