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Very surprising news. This is a distinguished company.
opera, San Diego Opera
March 19, 2014
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Reblogged this on landofcello and commented:
Sad news indeed!
Disappointing…we in Cleveland are lucky that the orchestra hasn’t shown much sign of folding yet…
That’s very disappointing and exasperating news. Based on reports of it maintaining a balanced budget for quite awhile, it’s not as though San Diego Opera was run like a flaky artiste-type of operation, or something mismanaged for years.
However, the compensation of some of its top people, which apparently wasn’t modified to reflect recently reduced monies, doesn’t sit well with me. Throughout this society, the top echelon — the “elite,” if you will — protecting its own and living large, even if it’s at the expense of something like an opera company surviving just a big longer, is the exasperating part of this story.
I wonder how much of a domino effect is going to start occurring out there, with New York City Opera a major fail awhile back, and now San Diego Opera a less visible one at the moment?
Also interesting that the larger metro area of Los Angeles didn’t even have an opera company until quite a few decades after one had already been established in San Diego, much less far larger cities throughout America. Hence, the origins of a community as being a “cultural desert.”
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