Opera Is The Hot Ticket In London These Days

“In 40 years of opera-going in London I cannot remember a moment when new work was so hot except, perhaps, the double world-premiere week in May 1986. I remember people running from one to the other proclaiming, like believers at Easter, ‘Opera is risen!’ Such visions can be illusory. There was no general resurrection of opera after the mid-1980s and there is unlikely to be one now.”