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Postmortem for Opera Boston: Personality Clashes, Dysfunction

In 2011, Madame White Snake, an opera penned by Zhou Long that Opera Boston commissioned, won the Pulitzer Prize in Music. If you thought that would lead to a prosperous future for both the composer and the company, congratulations on your optimism, and hang onto it – firmly, but with gentle pressure, like you would a puppy. At least Zhou seems poised to become a leading light in modern opera, if he isn’t already; Opera Boston, meanwhile, is about to start auctioning the fixtures. You may have heard the what, but now the Globe‘s Geoff Edgers has the why, and – surprise! – it appears to have been, mostly, a clash of egos, one of which belonged to the company’s biggest donor. Ah, well. In pace requiescat, Opera Boston. (FULL ARTICLE: Geoff Edgers, The Boston Globe)