In search of a magic flute: the public funding of opera : dilemmas and decision making
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Wien. This book investigates the public funding of opera in Britain and Germany and the nature of failures of decision making in the allocation of funds to opera companies. A description of the funding systems in Germany and in Britain is followed by case studies in both countries. The case studies reveal that the funding bodies have never defined their aims well. However, it is also shown that this lack of well-defined objectives is not the root of the problem. Powerplay of stakeholders and inadequate management of power politics are the reason for the failures in the implementation of policy vis-a-vis opera companies. A decision-making model as a practical and realistic solution is proposed for funding bodies in Britain and Germany. The suggested model covers the full range of decision-making situations confronting public funding bodies of opera companies. Contents: Opera - Subsidies - Decision making - Cultural policies - Implementation - Britain and Germany - Power politics - Case studies: Demise of Kent Opera, Establishment of Opera North, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Crises in Berlin, Deteriorating Frankfurt, Tranquil Bavaria - Decision making model for public funding bodies.
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Foreword by Professor John OHagan
The Arts Council of England
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achieve administration Annual Report artistic Arts Council assessment audiences Barenboim Bavarian Bavarian State Opera Berlin Bertini Britain budget Cambreling Chairman chapter city's clients committees considered contract Council of England Covent Garden culture councillor decision decision-making defined Deutsche Oper discussed English National Opera established federal Frankfurt Opera funding bodies funding of opera Generalmusikdirektor Germany Gielen Glyndebourne grant Hoffmann Intendant issue Kent Opera Lander Leeds London mayor Music Director Music Panel music-theatre Nordhoff Norman Platt objectives Opera 80 opera and ballet opera companies opera funding Opera North opera provision orchestra organisations parliament party performances Peter Jonas political politicians problems profiles programme public funding Radunski Reisch repertoire responsibility result role Roth Royal Opera House Schoeler Scottish Opera Senat solution Staatsoper stagione stakeholders Steinhoff Stolzl Plan structure subsidy suggested theatres Touring Opera Welsh National Opera West Berlin