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San Diego Opera Settles With Ian Campbell

July 17
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Opera reaches an employment settlement with former general and artistic director Ian Campbell.

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The Battle To Save CHE Café

July 11
By Angela Carone

CHE Café, a UC San Diego underground music venue and hotbed for progressive politics for more than 30 years, might have to close because university officials say it's unsafe. The student volunteers who run it are putting up a fight.

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City Finds More Money For San Diego Opera

July 7
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture replenishes its funding of the San Diego Opera in light of the company's restructuring.

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San Diego Opera Adds 3 Shows To 2014-2015 Season

June 6
By City News Service

"Love Duets," "We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith" and "El Pasado Nunca se Terminar" will join the three previously announced shows for the revitalized San Diego Opera's 50th season.

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Opera Veteran Appointed New Artistic Adviser At San Diego Opera

May 30
By Angela Carone

William Mason, former general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, will lead San Diego Opera through transition.

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Ex-San Diego Opera Chief Didn't Stand To Gain Financially If Company Closed

May 22
By Angela Carone

An amendment to Ian Campbell's contract with San Diego Opera challenges claims that the former general director tried to shut down the company for personal gain.

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State Attorney General Investigating San Diego Opera

May 20
By Angela Carone

Letters were sent last week to the San Diego Opera's board asking for documents and data, including information about the "transfer of charitable assets" and material related to accounting and billing matters.

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San Diego Opera Will Not Close, Announces 2015 Season

May 19
By Angela Carone

The opera board of directors rescinds a vote to close and moves forward with three operas next season.

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Campbell Out At San Diego Opera

May 16
By Angela Carone

The opera officially ends relationship with its longtime leader, Ian Campbell.

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San Diego Opera Announces Matching Gift Challenge

May 9
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Opera has announced a $500,000 matching gift campaign as the company draws closer to reaching a crowd funding goal of $1 million.