Covent Garden

Covent Garden
   In 1946 the present theatre, the third on this central London site, became home to the Covent Garden Opera (Royal Opera since 1968) and to the Royal Ballet (Sadler’s Wells Ballet until 1956). Under musical directors like George Solti and Bernard Haitinck, Covent Garden became a major international opera house, and its ballet is also highly rated. However, criticism has been levelled at large subsidies, inconsistent standards, high ticket prices and, despite efforts to widen audience appeal, elitism. Winning substantial National Lottery funding, the Royal Opera House closed Covent Garden in 1997 for two years of redevelopment, planning to perform in the meantime at other venues in London.
   See also: opera; opera singers

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