America’s Cultural Reality

It will be a working assumption of this website that you can be interested in live theatre or opera or ballet and not be considered elitist, just as you can love gory horror movies and not thought to be slumming it. All that matters is that you share this site’s passionate interest in arts and entertainment.

Some eggheads in Europe tend to think that when it comes to the “high arts” American is a wasteland, which is of course ridiculous: in the past five years alone attendance at the opera around the U.S. is up 46 percent! It’s wonderful to see it when a European cultural commentator captures the truth about America’s arts-and-entertainment reality.

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