SAN DIEGO OPERA BOARD MEMBERS RESIGN

Apr 21, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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More turmoil at the San Diego Opera.

Karen Cohn, the president of the board, has led a contingent of 13 board members – who have resigned en masse.

The acting president is now Carol Lazier, a board member who donated $1 million – dedicated to finding ways to keep the company viable.

The board has already voted to delay the closing of the opera, until May 19th – so a committee will have time to explore opportunities to continue the opera’s mission.

The board has faced resistance from performers and community members – who have pressed the company to stay in operation and find new ways to make up it’s budget shortfall.

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