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.