Yours faithfully, JOANNE SHIPTON Erith, Kent 17 January
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From Ms Joanne Shipton Sir: Jeremy Isaacs is sadly misled if he believes that Luciano Pavarotti's special performance of Un Ballo in Maschera at the Royal Albert Hall will really "ensure that as many opera lovers as possible can hear him in London this season" (letter, 16 Janu ary), In fact, even before they were due to go on sale to the general public, nearly all of the tickets for the special perfomance had already been sold to the Friends of the Royal Opera House and those who had paid to be on the ROH mailing list, who had priority booking rights. These same Friends will get a second bite of the cherry when they are given priority booking rights for the Pavarotti performances at the Royal Opera House.