Trouble Out West

by Suzanne Calvin

That pained expression on Placido’s face may be more fact than fiction these days. 

There’s been a lot to admire about L.A. Opera in recent seasons, so, news of emergency -- and I do mean EMERGENCY - financing came as a particular shock, despite the realization that performing arts groups across the country are suffering the effects of the economic downtown, the burst of the housing bubble on the coasts, and a host of other significant factors.

Here’s an update on the opera company’s situation from the “Los Angeles Times.”

Photo courtesy of musicalcriticism.com.

Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, The Dallas Opera

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