I am a voracious consumer of arts news; I read as many news stories, reviews and features as I can in newspapers, websites and other electronic outlets. Yet, as a new arts season has begun, I have been struck by the nature of the arts coverage that I have been reading.
The coverage of new seasons typically focuses on a highly anticipated world premiere opera, ballet, musical or festival. Opening nights at major institutions are usually glamorous and star studded. Pictures and accounts of these events fill the arts sections of newspapers.