Latonia Moore in Aida, San Diego Opera 2013
John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:
As a small presenter of orchestral and chamber music concerts with ambition to present small opera productions, a statement by the president of the San Diego Opera regarding the announcement of closing after 2014 season grabbed my attention.
"With upwards of 280 people working on a production and up to $19,000 for one lead singer per performance (because they are in demand worldwide). Add the cost of sets and costumes, and other support. Grand opera is no small undertaking."