Royal Opera House’s Manchester Move Hits A Big Bump

“Plans for a £100 million outpost of the Royal Opera House in the North West suffered a potentially serious setback yesterday when one of Manchester’s leading arts complexes said a new opera house in the city would ‘destroy’ it. Rod Aldridge, chairman of the trustees at The Lowry, said that the proposed venture would be ‘bad for the city, bad for the arts and bad for the taxpayer’.”