That’s Sarah Montague’s intro to a hard talk interview with Thomas Hampson. I could name ten less-watched.
Ms Montague goes on to say that ‘the only people really watching opera are the richest, most educated in the world’.
Where does she get these clichés? Has she ever been to opera? She proceeds to quote some selective and specious statistics. Tom H does his best at rebuttal, but someone needs to give Ms Montague a really hard time on this issue. A stiffish memo from Tony Hall?