A very sad and alarming sign of the economic distress arts organizations are in. Opera Pacific has performed its last program.
"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."
All of us are facing tough times. Opera Memphis' ticket sales for TRAVIATA were very much below their goal. Our facility and endowment grant us some stability, but we are having to carefully examine everything that we do.