Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Change of Schedule

A letter from San Francisco Opera tells subscribers that with few exceptions, evening performances will start at 7:30 rather than 8. They say:
Over the past few years, we have heard from many of our subscribers that they would prefer their evenings at the opera too end at an earlier hour. Following up on these comments, last summer we conducted a patron survey regarding curtain time preferences, and the outcome clearly directed us to make a change. 
We are therefore pleased to announce a consistent evening curtain time of 7:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday nights for the 2014-15 season. The only exceptions to that rule will be for Opening Night of the season and one opera whose overall length dictates an even earlier curtain time.
A good decision, I think. And hmmm! I wonder what opera they might be talking about? Perhaps it's the one described in this NY Times article as "a co-production of [the Royal Opera House], the Vienna State Opera, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and San Francisco Opera."

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