NPR questions Is Opera Stuff (Only) Rich People Like? How can we, as young professionals, change that narrative?
Should our passion for great art come with the ire of others? The New York Times, in an article discussing a successful year of fundraising at the Metropolitan Opera, received some harsh commentary:
In the comments section, vitriol against the Met donors spewed hot and heavy. “At least some of those sickening Wall Street bonuses are going to good use,” wrote one reader. “Sounds like at least a few folks can afford to pay more taxes,” groused another. One more sample: “Just as drug money built the Miami skyline, the corrupt nature of New York’s financial center will continue to fund the monuments of their success.”