Anne Midgette links to Tim Smith's blog and an LA Weekly piece by Joseph Mailander. Short version: hardly anyone is willing to be quoted on record saying anything that's not positive. Martin Bernheimer opines that perhaps PD is overextended.
Somebody should really ask David Gockley how many opera companies he'd be willing to run at once. He has spent more than 35 years running one at a time, very successfully. I doubt he'd answer on the record.
And I'm deeply amused by Jens Laurson's comment that Domingo is worth his million-dollar salary because he must bring in three times that. Look, David Gockley has hauled in two enormous donations since his arrival in San Francisco: $35 million from Jeannik Littlefield, followed two years later by $40 million from John and Cynthia Fry Gunn. Now that's fund-raising.