Madonna's intimate wish
Madonna is planning to perform at a series of intimate venues this year.
The multi-millionaire singer - famed for her spectacular stadium concerts - says it is her dream to sing to smaller audiences, but is worried she wouldn't make any money.
She said: "I have always wanted to do intimate performances. My dream is to go around doing shows in opera houses but who makes money in opera houses?
"When I create my shows they are usually quite intricate. They don't expand and collapse to varying stage sizes. I have always wanted to do grand shows but in really intimate venues, which never seems to be possible."
Madonna, 49, insists the main appeal of playing slimmed-down shows for her would be getting up close and personal with her audience.
The mother-of-three said: "I just love theatre and the magic of theatre. You can hear people breathing and you can see their sweat, you can see the work. And yet you can still be pulled into the magic of everything and be tricked by the illusion of one spotlight and also the danger of it being live.
"Each audience that you have changes your performance. I love that more than anything."
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