Our Big Question series of events opened last night with a discussion about elitism in opera and ballet. The event, organised in partnership with the Telegraph, was a live-streamed debate with artists and thinkers debating the topic.
Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, Written on Skin Director Katie Mitchell, The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and novelist Dreda Say Mitchell formed the panel, chaired by Telegraph Arts Editor Sarah Crompton. The evening also included a rehearsal with Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett, working on his latest production Hansel and Gretel, and music performed by our Youth Opera Company.
We'll have video highlights online soon. Until then, here are a selection of your comments:
Your Reaction: Are opera and ballet elitist?
A selection of comments from our first Big Question debate.