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Singers Union Drops Lawsuit Against San Diego Opera

Singers Union Drops Lawsuit Against San Diego Opera

May 7
By KPBS News

The union representing solo singers at the San Diego Opera has withdrawn a labor lawsuit against the troubled company and vowed to work with the current board to revive the opera for next season.

City Funds For San Diego Opera Cut, Revised Plans For 2015 Underway

City Funds For San Diego Opera Cut, Revised Plans For 2015 Underway

May 6
By Angela Carone

The commission voted to recommend the San Diego City Council reduce funding for the San Diego Opera to $160,000, or less than half of what the company was set to receive in fiscal 2015.

San Diego Opera Chief Placed On Leave

San Diego Opera Chief Placed On Leave

April 25
By Angela Carone

Embattled opera director Ian Campbell has been placed on leave while the company restructures in a push to stay open and produce a 2015 season.

San Diego Opera Members Plan To Have Say In Company's Future

San Diego Opera Members Plan To Have Say In Company's Future

April 21
By Angela Carone

A special meeting will allow more than 800 members of the San Diego Opera Association a chance to vote on whether the opera company closes or forges ahead.

San Diego Opera Postpones Closure Until May 19

San Diego Opera Postpones Closure Until May 19

April 18
By Angela Carone, Greg Magnus

The closure date for San Diego Opera has been postponed until May 19 to give organizers more time to fundraise for a 50th season.

Board Meeting Leads To Shake Up In San Diego Opera Leadership

Board Meeting Leads To Shake Up In San Diego Opera Leadership

April 17
By Angela Carone, Greg Magnus

A San Diego Opera board meeting in La Jolla brings the resignation of Board President Karen Cohn. Other top members also walked out of the meeting.

Board May Not Have Final Say In San Diego Opera Shutdown

Board May Not Have Final Say In San Diego Opera Shutdown

April 16
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Opera's board of directors may need the support of 850 members of the opera association to get the final OK to shutter the 49-year-old organization.

'Generous' Contracts Could Be San Diego Opera’s Biggest Liability

'Generous' Contracts Could Be San Diego Opera’s Biggest Liability

April 11
By Angela Carone

San Diego Opera board meets Friday to either wrestle with the company's future or stick to its proposed death sentence on April 29. KPBS and media partner inewsource reviewed the leadership's compensation packages to determine what kind of liability they present when it's time to pay debts.

Much Handwringing, Slow Progress On San Diego Opera’s Future

Much Handwringing, Slow Progress On San Diego Opera’s Future

April 7
By Angela Carone

Ian Campbell, the opera company's general director, was heckled and booed at Saturday night's performance of "Don Quixote." Meanwhile, questions about board governance remain.

San Diego Opera Receives $1M Gift To Explore Future

San Diego Opera Receives $1M Gift To Explore Future

April 5
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Opera, set to shut down at the end of April, received the gift from board member Carol Lazier "to encourage us to rescind the dissolution vote as soon as possible."