The Management of Opera An International Comparative Study

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book presents the current and future issues facing opera houses and opera companies. Problems in different environments need different solutions. In particular, it opposes the European and the American method of managing cultural institutions, and emphasizes on each ones strengths and weaknesses

Author Biography

Philippe Agid is a graduate of the National School of Administration in Paris, and was a member of Jacques Chaban Delmas' cabinet between 1969 and 1972. He was then Secretary-General of the French National Foundation for Management Education (FNEGE) before entering the Lafarge Group. He joined Hugues Gall as Deputy Manager of the Paris Opera between 1995 and 2001 and has advised several leaders of French cultural institutions. He coauthored L'Opra de Paris: Gouverner une grande institution culturelle with Jean-Claude Tarondeau. Jean-Claude Tarondeau is honorary professor at Essec Business school, France. He has a PhD from the University of Texas in Austin, USA and a doctorate from the university of Paris Dauphine. He has been a professor of strategy and management at Essec and at the University of Paris X-Nanterre, France. From 2002 to 2008 he was chief editor of the Revue franaise de gestion. He has published 10 books and more than 60 articles and coauthored L'Opra de Paris: Gouverner une grande institution culturelle with Philippe Agid.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. vi
List of Figuresp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Opera Houses: Order and Diversityp. 5
Programming: Risk and Commitment for the Futurep. 44
Artistic and Technical Productionp. 69
Audience and Diffusionp. 106
Architecture: Constraints or Opportunities?p. 130
Funding Opera Housesp. 156
Governance, Organization and Managementp. 181
Tensions, Conflicts and Recent Crisesp. 209
Performance, Strategic Options and Prospectsp. 236
Sample and Variablesp. 270
The Statistical Analysis of Opera Achievementsp. 275
Glossaryp. 279
Notesp. 282
Bibliographyp. 289
Indexp. 291
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