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.