Names and faces

Posted: October 4, 2012 at 5:12 a.m.

Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam and Blur and Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn are trying to help opera shed its stuffy image. They are supporting a plan by the English National Opera to entice new and younger audience members with the promise of casual clothes, cheap tickets and cocktails. Albarn’s operatic show Dr Dee was performed at the English National Opera’s London home earlier this year, and the company said 60 percent of audience members had never attended an opera before.

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