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A Night at the Opera

Opera is expensive. It receives large public subsidies; can that be justified and does it have a future? Peter Day visits top opera houses, a summer festival and pub performers

Opera is an expensive art form. It receives millions of pounds of public money. Can that be justified? Peter Day gets a range of operatic experiences - from top opera companies, to pub performers and a country house summer festival. The first opera was performed 400 years ago in Italy; how does the future look?

Producer: Penny Murphy

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27 minutes