Vital statistics on the state of American operamain
David Gockley of San Francisco Opera has been delivering some home truths after the collapse of San Diego.
He called San Diego ‘one of the best-run companies in the country for decades’ and outlined a parallel decline in his own company’s finances. His figures, below, make essential reading:
San Francisco Opera
1980: $11 million (equates to around $31m today)
2022: 80,000 estimated
Ticket sales providing percentage of budget:
2015:32% (close to the current San Diego figure)
Full story and analysis here on San Francisco Classical Voice.