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San Diego Opera will close, in 'a sign of the times'
San Diego Opera will close, in 'a sign of the times'

The San Diego Opera shocked many in the arts world by announcing it will cease operations at the end of the current season, citing a tough fundraising environment and weak ticket sales. The company's board voted to shut down rather than declare bankruptcy, allowing it to honor its remaining commitments. "We wanted to do the responsible thing," Faye Wilson, a life director and former board president of the company, said Thursday. PHOTOS: Operas by Philip Glass San Diego Opera was created close to 50 years ago and has attracted top-notch singers throughout its history. It had been ranked among the top 10 U.S. opera companies, according to the national nonprofit Opera...

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