P451 Teletext 451 Oct23 21:00:20  THEATRE   NEWS  ——————————————  ————————————  SILVER JOY FOR SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE The Sydney Opera House is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week — and the mood is in stark contrast to Britain's crisis-hit Royal Opera House. Apart from inhabiting one of the world's most famous buildings, the Sydney opera is also the cultural focal point of the nation. It is hard to find any Australian taxpayer who resents the Opera House, even though the majority never actually frequent it. ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— by Simon Holden FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Ballet West End A-G H-N O-Z
P451 Teletext 459 Oct23 21:01:11  THEATRE   NEWS  ——————————————  ————————————  SILVER JOY FOR SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE The Sydney Opera House enjoys several big advantages over its hard-up counterpart in London, the Royal Opera House. It has separately managed music, ballet and choral companies within it. The building itself is managed independently. There is no collision of interests like the ROH suffers. On top of that, Sydney has a free hand to put on a diverse programme. It also boasts two theatres. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Letters: e-mail screen@teletext.co.uk FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Ballet West End A-G H-N O-Z
P451 Teletext 459 Oct23 21:07:20  THEATRE   NEWS  ——————————————  ————————————  SILVER JOY FOR SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE Chief executive Michael Lynch is keen to broaden the appeal of the Sydney Opera House, just like his opposite numbers in London. He says: "Opera houses have tended to be for an elite. It's important to diversify our product and the range of companies who come here." In contrast the ROH is deep in debt and plans to cancel 11 months of opera performances next year to save money. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Letters: e-mail screen@teletext.co.uk FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Ballet West End A-G H-N O-Z
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