The two large schools of thought as regards explanation of the performances of the firms agree on a point: present conditions _ market structures and strategy for one, port folio of resources for the other _, explain the performances of the firms. The past and the experience accumulated would have nothing to do there. The lyric industry shows the contrary: the houses of opera most subjected to the legacies of the past are those which have the weakest financial autonomy and the lowest occupancy rate of their auditorium.
TARONDEAU, J.C. (2010). Le poids du passé peut-il compromettre l'avenir de l'art lyrique ? L'Education Musicale, pp. 41-43.