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San Diego Opera Announces Current Season Will Be Its Last

As a former subscriber and donor (though not at the levels needed) I want to say a few things: I truly love opera, and loved going to hear live opera, and SD Opera was wonderful for many years. A few factors in the falling revenues that weren't mentioned: 1) the availability of the Met and other companies in HD for only about $20
2) the fact that some operas in the season were repeated after just a few years when so many more great ones might have brought more people. I stopped subscribing because I didn't want to see Pearl Fishers again so soon, or Samson & Delilah, or this year's Don Quixote. Nor did I want to see Pagliacci - just about 75 minutes of music - on its own.
I got really excited about next season when I saw it advertised in the Masked Ball program and was about to subscribe again - and would have given my (not-large-enough) donation. So sad!

March 20, 2014 at 12:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KPBS Strengthens News Service

Don't have computer in my bedroom, where I really want to listen to your late-night classical music. Nor is my computer hooked up to stereo speakers for good listening. I was so happy just a few days ago that you were moving Peformance Today to 9:00, as it's my favorite classical music show and I always listen before going to sleep. And now it's just for a couple of weeks?! This is a total bummer!

May 11, 2011 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )