Vanessa-Mae’s mother buys full-page ad to attack Times criticmain
Richard Morrison did not think much of Trioperas, three operatic masterpieces filleted by Pamela Tan Nicholson ‘and presented with all the artistic subtlety and emotional depth of a Club 18-30 holiday, in a staging that veers from kung-fu movie to breakdance to unintentionally hilarious am-dram …’
Ms Nicholson responded yesterday with a full-page ad in the Times – page 16, estimated cost £8-10,000 – in the form of an open letter to Mr Morrison, accusing him of ‘terrifying bigotry directed against anyone who enjoys (or offers) poular music entertainment.’
She continues: ‘Cultural elitism is every bit as unedifying as racism, sectarianism, sexism – this list goes on.’
This last proposition seems a tad extreme.
And perhaps not the most cost-effective way to make a musical point.