Letter: Sad blow to Welsh opera

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Sir: I was born in Cardiff, was director of the National Museum of Wales, saw Barry John, Gareth Edwards, Gerald Davies and J P R Williams playing at Cardiff Arms Park, and heard Tito Gobbi and Geraint Evans with Welsh National Opera at the New Theatre, Cardiff. So I feel entitled to an opinion about the Millennium Commission's apparent preference for the Cardiff Arms Park scheme over the Cardiff Bay Opera House (report, 14 March).

I am outraged. I am ashamed that the Land of my Fathers could not, apparently, "get it together". I now live in Oxford, where Welsh National Opera's annual visits are among the high points of the musical year. I am saddened that this world-famous company has been dealt such a blow.

G O Jones

Oxford

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