Supporters Fight to Save San Diego Opera

Operas fans are fighting to keep the San Diego Opera from going dark.

On March, 19, the opera announced it was shutting down after nearly 50 years in San Diego.

Now, an online petition is being circulated to keep the San Diego Opera alive. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, the petition had more than 6,900 signatures.

The San Diego Opera Board of Directors voted 33-1 to close instead of going bankrupt, according to CEO Ian Campbell. The opera employs about 120 people, including seasonal workers.

The opera’s final performance, “Don Quixote,” is scheduled for April 5, 8, 11 and 13.

According to the opera’s website, Opera America ranked the San Diego Opera as one of the top 10 operas in the U.S.

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