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A stirring Requiem for San Diego Opera's senseless, premature death
A stirring Requiem for San Diego Opera's senseless, premature death

SAN DIEGO — On the first page of the program booklet for San Diego Opera's stirring performance of Verdi's Requiem Thursday night at Civic Theatre, the company's board president, Karen S. Cohn, ended her welcoming note with the line: "I can't wait to see you in 2015 for our 50th anniversary season!" She can wait. The day before, out of the blue, the San Diego Opera board voted 33 to 1 to cease operations of the city's third largest cultural institution after the final production of the season next month. The press release noted that Cohn called the decision heart-wrenching but unavoidable. PHOTOS: Operas by Philip Glass Like everyone in the...

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