San Diego Opera announced on Friday that it is partnering with The Dallas Opera to produce a new opera by Jake Heggie, 'Great Scott.' The opera will receive its premiere in Dallas in 2015 with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in the title role.
Reports of the San Diego Opera's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Earlier today, the opera company announced its decision to remain open after reaching and surpassing its goal to raise $1 million by May 19.
San Diego Opera launched a crowdfunding campaign on Friday, April 25 with the goal of raising $1 million by May 19 to ensure the company has a 2015 season. As of Monday evening, the campaign had raised about 30 percent of that goal. With 21 days left to go, the odds are looking good.
As a dramatic art form, opera thrives on desperate situations and narrow escapes. So too does the San Diego Opera, which has been pulled back from the brink of dissolution by a two-week reprieve and a last-minute $1 million gift from a board member.