Just a quick pointer today to highlight a guest author post at Sticks And Drones from Viswa Subbaraman, conductor and Artistic Director of the Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee. Subbaraman turns a very keen eye toward recent events at the San Diego Opera SDO and why it is different from other organizations that have recently closed or are going through difficulties.
Granted, since Subbaraman’s post the SDO has made and about face and may not close at all but his points are still worth reading.
In addition to some genuine, and let’s face it, well placed venting, Subbaraman goes the extra mile by drawing on success stories and ongoing efforts at other opera companies. But perhaps most importantly, he provides an eloquent set of reasons behind why the efforts matter just as much as the outcomes.
It’s an excellent end-of-week post to get you thinking.