Today, Opera Australia advises that the new production or Figaro is cancelled. Wow! It is some months since the marketing got under way. Subscriptions had to be paid, etc etc. But only now do we find the board of OA has a rush of blood to the head: we cannot afford it. Oh dear!
We have a new artistic director. What does he say? No comment. We have a disappointed public. But no mention on Throggers program this week!
What does the Board say? Who cares. If they don’t know the cost side of their budget for 2010 until today they should resign. What a group of incompetents!
“Why not take in a bit of G & S instead. Or see the old production again? Someone needs to tell the OA Board something about customer relationship management.