The board met all day yesterday and decided to suspend the company’s intended closure on April 14. It will take another fortnight to see if the company can raise $10 million to put on another season, presumably under new management.
The vote for postponement was 35-4. The previous vote for closure was 33-1.
A lot of minds were changed yesterday, some of them by a personal appearance by Opera America president and CEO Marc Scorca.
Public protest has also made an impact.
This is not over, yet.