Comment 11773

By highwater (registered) | Posted September 18, 2007 at 14:27:19

Thanks for the heads up about this! I've subscribed to the Opera for several years but the subscription is under another name so I hadn't heard anything about this.

I must confess though, I'm sympathetic to council's decision. Simply coming to the city cap in hand whenever they're short is not a sustainable long term funding solution. I hope the city recognizes the incalculable contribution Opera Ontario to the quality of life here, as well as to Hamilton's overall reputation, and will work with them to find a more sustainable solution. Still, it's up to US, the music fans of Hamilton, to put our money where our mouth is. My father was involved with the opera several years ago, and they always prided themselves on the fact that they survived through audience support and didn't need large government grants. Sadly audiences have dwindled in recent years. That's not the city's fault.

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