Letter: TOP should stick to opera, not fluff

Dec 11, 2009 Full story: The Modesto Bee

I recently saw a delightful production of "The Barber of Seville" by Townsend Opera performers at the Gallo.

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Hector Armienta

Oakland, CA

#1 Dec 12, 2009
I have had the honor of meeting Mr. Townsend. In fact years ago, I did an NEA on site visit of the organization. I understand why we would want opera companies to do opera. Forever Plaid is obviously not an opera. However,opera companies are struggling to survive and need to find new revenue streams. Opera Pacific, which commissioned by first opera, folded just last year - case in point.
I would suggest that opera companies think more creatively about reaching new audiences. Townsend Opera, for example, is in the heart of one of the largest Latino populations in California. I would suggest that they and other opera companies produce work that will bring in new audiences and continue to do what they do best - opera.
Hector Armienta - Composer and Artistic Director
www.hectorarmienta.com
www.opera cultura.com
Real Musicians

Oakland, CA

#2 Feb 20, 2013
Composer of Qpera who does not know the difference between major and minor keys should not comment.

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