The Big Question: Are opera and ballet elitist?
The first in a series of debates with an eclectic group of artists and leading thinkers meeting to discuss topical issues that will reveal the many connections between life and art.
This is the first Big Question in a series of debates to be streamed live from the Royal Opera House in collaboration with the Telegraph. The Royal Opera House and the Telegraph will bring serious debate to the heart of Covent Garden, with an eclectic group of artists and leading thinkers meeting to discuss big questions that will reveal the many connections between life and art. The first Big Question will be led by Telegraph Arts Editor and broadcaster Sarah Crompton, and the panel includes: theatre director Katie Mitchell, composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, novelist Dreda Say Mitchell and Royal Ballet dancer and Ballet Master Gary Avis. The evening will include a performance by the Youth Opera Company, Liam Scarlett will be working through some choreography with dancers from the Royal Ballet and the panel will tackle head-on the contentious subject Are Opera and Ballet Elitist? – all of which will be streamed live on the Telegraph website.
Tickets are £10, and you can book up to four tickets per person. To help make the debate as wide as possible, we encourage all attendees to bring an open mind and guests who do not share their opinion of opera and ballet. This is your chance to be part of an important debate that is redefining how people engage with art in the UK.