Monday, March 30, 2009

While You Were Out

Over the weekend.

- Our production of Rigoletto opened on Saturday, the first of five performances, and reviews are already starting to appear. You can read them as they arrive on the San Diego Opera Review Page, which you can find by clicking here.

- Also on Saturday, Long Beach Opera gave the US premiere of Vivaldi's Motezuma (sic). You can read about it here and read David Gregson's review of it here.

- We love them, we really do, but opera has its share of "opera crazies". The Los Angeles Times delves deeper into the seedy underbelly of opera fandom with this profile of Wagner fans called "Wagnerites." We like to call them "Ringies." Featured is San Diego Opera friend and all around nice guy, Sherwin Sloan, who helms the Wagner Society of Southern California.

- Orlando Opera is facing a serious budget shortfall, adding to the ever growing list of arts organizations in trouble.

-- Edward

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