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19 Oct 2010

Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland

By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 19 October 2010]

Every artistic decision is a financial decision, and every financial decision an artistic one. The words came from Wexford’s artistic director, David Agler, during a discussion on Monday of his opera festival’s precarious prospects, but they could just as well have been uttered by any other recession-hit impresario. The job of artists is to dream dreams - and then to find the resources to realise them.

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