VNPAC: Different Voices, Different Rooms

My experience today was about two very different rooms. The big room held big questions, big problems, big ideas, and big hopes. The small room was filled with tables and objects and entire ideals shrunk into miniature chachkas.

VNPAC: The Opera America Experience Begins

Yesterday, Opera America’s 2010 conference “New Realities/New Strategies” began, hosted by the Los Angeles Opera. I found that the most engaging part of it was the cocktail party, where I got to talk with a lot of different people from disparate ends of the opera world. Here are a few of my observations.

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