An interesting puzzle. How do we find sustainable models that then distribute support equitably and in a way that supports the needs and tastes of all communities?
One of the critiques of the “find more millionaires” model is that it leads to the expression of an idiosyncratic vision that is not necessarily democratic in outlook. Even the millions of dollars that the Met Opera raised. . . some folks would say that it will lead to less adventurous programming because the company will owe attention to the conservative tastes of those folks who can afford to make donations.