Covent Garden patrons in uproar over patronising messageOpera
Angry Royal Opera House subscribers have shared with us a message from the Head of Membership and Fundraising which they regard as inappropriate and insulting.
The message reads (in part) as follows:
Dear Mr [ ]
Welcome to your fortnightly Friends’ e-newsletter.
It’s been lovely to hear from so many of you over the last few weeks and to know how much you’re looking forward to returning to us this autumn…
As a Friend of the Royal Opera House, we are so grateful for your support and kindness. Please help us to make the Royal Opera House a space where everyone feels welcome.
Please treat each other and our staff with kindness and respect. We do not tolerate abusive or discriminatory behaviour.
If you experience or witness abusive or discriminatory behaviour at the Royal Opera House, let any member of staff know and we will take action….
Marina Jones (Head of Membership and Fundraising Campaigns) and The Royal Opera House Friends Team.
One veteran Friend tells slippedisc.com: In the 47 years of my attendance I have never seen any incidences of disrespect by the audience to anyone.