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The Duel: Should we stop subsidising opera?

Each year the UK's major opera companies receive around £65m of taxpayer's money, from a total government arts budget of around £1.1bn

Should we stop subsidising Opera?

yesduel-1It’s an appealing proposition whether or not you go to the opera. If you do, there comes that moment when you look around the audience and think “Dear God let me not be one of them.” And if you don’t, you’d reasonably think “Rich snobs; they have so much money, so why should they get mine too?” It seems simple. But it’s not. Let me deconstruct it a…

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