At this time of the renaissance, opera, our artform that has a claim to be universal, has its greatest opportunity to demonstrate such capacity to those on its doorstep.
Who cares about opera?
Culture thrives when people care about it. They care because culture delights, intrigues inspires and moves them. It speaks to them.
The future of opera is inclusive
There are two ways in which opera can change—how it is created and who is involved in the creation.
Making opera matter
Art is at the centre of social, cultural and economic life. There have never been more theatres, museums or galleries, more film and media creators, more musicians and writers—in short, more art and culture.
Benefits for society
There is a common idea that extending people’s access to the arts will do them good, perhaps by supporting their education or social integration.