Opera Memphis is having mixed results this year, although there is more bitter chicory than sweet basil in the salad. Subscriptions are up slightly from last year, but single tickets for TRAVIATA were really off. Endowments--you don't even want to open the envelope about those. What is encouraging is that we had a strong donor response to a post TRAVIATA fundraising letter--so the hearts still beat for opera.
OM has had to adjust its 09/10 season--going from COSI FAN TUTTE, OTELLO, MADAME BUTTERFLY to COSI FAN TUTTE, Gluck's ORPHEUS AND EURIDICE, MADAME BUTTERFLY.