Thursday, August 26, 2010

Met Donor Puts Money Where Her Mouth Is

"Your average opera-goer cannot be 65—give me break. You're not going to keep an opera house alive with that," said Met donor Agnes Varis and so she made a donation - $2.5 million to subsidize a program offering $25 orchestra for 13,600 seats during the upcoming season.

We here at Aria Serious, say "thank you Ms. Varis." for ensuring a new generation of audiences will get to experience live opera. Which leads us to thank all of our donors, big and small, who help keep the price of opera tickets down. Believe it or not about 50% of our tickets prices are subsidized by donors, grants and corporations. Opera is incredibly expensive to produce.

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