Griffin Candey on Making New Opera Great

Smart post from Griffin Candey on Fach Yeah Opera Singers:

To be fair, this subject has very few clean answers—too many parties tied up in too many aspects of this process means that no suggestions, no matter how clear-cut, can produce an idyllic version of the new opera process. That being said, many of the improvements must occur, and they must occur soon; if not, the current iterations of new opera will continue to limp (and possibly fall).

I don’t believe anything can truly make art fall (except the fall of civilisation), but the article makes some great points. And while the art itself won’t fall, if everyone’s trying the same bad strategy, many of those individual houses and production companies will fail.