11. January 2013 · Comments Off on Opera Colorado News · Categories: Read Online

Suffering a disappointing year-end fundraising campaign in 2012, Opera Colorado is reducing its schedule by one-third, cutting back to just two productions for both the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

The move postpones the company’s world premiere of “The Scarlet Letter,” which was set to debut in May, for at least two years. The opera, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, was the centerpiece of the upcoming season and has been highly touted in ads and banners across the region.


I frequently read about how performing groups are too staid and do all the old warhorses rather than do something new. But new requires money. New isn’t as inexpensive as old, and it is risky. New irks some people. Sadly it often irks those with the most money. And those with the most money frequently do win.

So if you want NEW and if you care about the arts, do try supporting some local groups. Pretty please! Every performing group around here that I know of is having a rough time. Money is tight for all, I know, so I realize people might not have as much to give as they might have ten or twenty years ago, but we can’t survive — and we can’t do NEW without support!

Comments closed.