Just in: San Diego Opera halts closuremain
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.