Jul29

Behind the Curtain: A Season of Hope

By: Greg Carpenter After 16 months of navigating COVID-19 mandates and public health orders, it is exhilarating to get back into our regular routines and prepare for a new season of grand opera at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. ...

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Mar5

Behind the Curtain: Embracing the New

By: Greg Carpenter Today, many opera companies are feeling more like movie producers than producers of live performance. The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded we look at opera in an entirely new way to remain connected to our current audiences...

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Dec21

Behind the Curtain: Silver Linings

By Greg Carpenter Let’s not kid ourselves. It has been one tough year! We worked our way through cancellations and postponements. We had plans for outdoor performances and fall video projects thwarted by rigorous and necessary health and safety...

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Oct5

Behind the Curtain: Celebrating our New Board Members

The Board of Directors is the backbone of any nonprofit arts organization. The National Council of Nonprofits states, “board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and...

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Aug28

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: La Forza Del Destino

This month, I’m handing my August blog post off to our Music Director Ari Pelto. As Music Director, Ari leads our superb orchestra and work collaboratively with me on programming and artistic matters. Few can deny the tremendous impact...

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Apr30

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: Togetherness

By Greg Carpenter Now that the intensity and urgency of cancelling performances and events have passed, I find myself reflecting upon the past six weeks of activity. While working remotely presents many challenges in a business known for collaboration...

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