The answer is simple, and emphatically, No. Glyndebourne already does subsidise its touring operation and has done since GTO's beginning in 1968. This fact is reflected in the particularly good value that Glyndebourne Touring Opera has consistently given to the taxpayer in terms of Arts Council subsidy per seat sold - a very much smaller figure than for any comparable company.
Glyndebourne Touring Opera cannot function without Arts Council subsidy.
General Director, Glyndebourne
Lewes, East Sussex