04. November 2008 · Comments Off on Very Sad News · Categories: Another One Bites the Dust, News, Opera

It appears that Opera Pacific has closed down. Perhaps it’s only for the season, but it sounds like it’s really for “good” (or bad, as I would put it).

I read it here, and will share this snippet with you:

Three days after its final performance of Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” Santa Ana-based Opera Pacific, the county’s only major opera company, announced Tuesday that it will cancel the remainder of its 2008-2009 season and will likely close down operations for good.

The economic downturn is to blame, according to Robert C. Jones, president and CEO of the company.

“All I can say is that at this moment there are no plans for next season,” Jones said, shortly before leaving the office on his last day on the job.

This is incredibly sad, and very scary news. I feel so for all those involved in the organization. I have a friend who plays in the group, and I recognize some of the other names on their orchestra roster. I’m so sorry ….

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