Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Elitism: opera vs sports

Current price for Atlanta Falcons tickets: $60-$340
Current prices for Atlanta Opera tickets: $24-$125

American Football: understand the rules or else you are destined to several hours or slow and repetitive start and stop.
Opera: it's music.

I don't understand the charges about opera music being elitist, although I will accept that some of the greatest opera houses in the world like to give off an appearance of "high society" (I'm looking at you, Met and La Scala). However even within that context, wearing a bow ties does not make you more of a snob than wearing baseball cap. Being a snob does that.

And anyway: if you can listen to the Tosca and not be filled with compassion to the point of tears then you are simply a robot.

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