Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Batten Down The Hatches

More doom and gloom about how the arts are weathering this economic storm; this time a look at opera and classical music and their dependence on ticket sales and donations to meet budgets. You can read The New York Times article here. It is a good article, my neighbor, who clearly hates me, made sure to put another copy of it in my mailbox this morning.

Times are tough and they are going to get even tougher before they get better. Those of you who attend San Diego Opera can rest assured that we have no plans to sacrifice the artistic quality you've come to expect on our stage (a quality that we're quite proud of by the way). We do see the need to work harder and smarter but we also understand the need to make you, our ticket buyers, feel as though you are getting the best experience possible for your entertainment dollars. So, if you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below and I'll share them with the powers-that-be. Any request of "naked singers" will be deleted -- tell us something we don't already know.

In the meantime, rest assured Aria Serious has no plans to accept advertising and the Company is strong. Now to enjoy my double decaf non-fat mocha vente from Starbucks, which is serving up hot delicious coffee at locations near you.

- Edward

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