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Monday, December 29, 2008

Phoenix Opera building its own sets

Does the Phoenix Opera read OGR?

I am beginning to wonder, after seeing this article from the Phoenix Business Journal

A short article, with a particularly trenchant quote:
"After the “Aida” performances Jan. 30 and Feb. 1 at the Orpheum Theatre, the sets likely will be sent to Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, N.Y., where they will be rented out to other companies, Castellano said."

Hmm...who does that sound like?

An amazing concept - save money, and create an additional income stream.

OG shakes her head in disbelief


  1. Hi Opera Gal,

    I have to admit that I haven't read your blog although it looks like we are of the same mind on this issue.

    John Massaro, General Director
    Phoenix Opera

  2. Hi John -

    I firmly believe in disversifyng your income streams - bravo to you, and thanks for stopping by!

  3. Diversify! Diversify! Diversify! Yes, it's about time opera businesses used their heads and realized sharing the wealth means more wealth all around. (Oh, God, does that make me a communist?!)

  4. Diversify! Diversify! Diversify! (scene from Seinfeld). Yes, it's time opera companies began seeing the wisdom of sharing - which also shares the wealth (uh oh . . . does that make me a commie?)