15. December 2008 · Comments Off on Oh Really? · Categories: Links, Opera

Before each performance of Puccini’s “La Boheme” at the San Francisco Opera house this fall, company director David Gockley stepped through the curtain and delivered a grim message to the audience.

Gockley told them he wanted to “address all of your concerns about how the San Francisco Opera is affected by the tumultuous state of the economy.” Opera fans could expect “fewer and less elaborate productions,” he announced.

Well, we attended a performance and I’m wondering if I’m crazy, my hearing is even worse than I feared, or if he missed a performance. Because I sure don’t remember this speech. Hmmm. Maybe he knows how much I hate before concert speeches and was catering to me? I’m sure that could happen. Or not.

I read the above quote here, along with more.

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