Monday, March 16, 2009

Newspapers continue to set the standard


The paper's chief arts writer Charlotte Higgins gave us the inside track on the arts world in recession in Saturday's Guardian. The double-page spread tells us it is not all bad news and reveals:
Exporters are luckier - such as Aldeburgh festival, whose production of Britten's Rape of Lucretia has just visited Prague.
Even if we overlook the incorrect lower case for 'festival' and the missing definite article in the title of Britten's opera, there is still a problem. The Aldeburgh Festival's 2001 production of The Rape of Lucretia hasn't just visited Prague. But their 2007 production of Death in Venice has, to considerable acclaim.

As Norman Lebrecht declared:
Until bloggers deliver hard facts … paid for newspapers will continue to set the standard as the only show in town.
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1 comment:

Pliable said...

Aldeburgh Festival's Death in Venice moves on to the Opéra de Lyon, Lyon, France in May and June -

http://www.opera-lyon.com/Fiche-Opera.334+M561a1fda6a9.0.html