Music: Subsidized Opera

Until last week the only important nations not to have subsidized their leading opera companies were Great Britain and the U. S. Last week saw the conversion of Great Britain. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Snowden announced in the House of Commons that the government would give $87,500 annually for the next five years, $25,000 this year, toward the new Covent Garden Opera Company already guaranteed by British Broadcasting Corp. to the extent of $150,000 (TIME, Nov. 24). The reorganized Covent Garden Company will give performances at popular as well as grand-opera prices,...

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