Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New Manager

The San Francisco Opera has announced its new manager, and he is Matthew Shilvock, an internal promotion.  At this point I am reminding myself that the great Kurt Herbert Adler was also an internal promotion.  However, Kurt Herbert was promoted from the artistic ranks.  Months were spent searching, and this is what we get.  Only one conclusion is possible.

I am trying very hard to be optimistic.  There can be no doubt that he will be able to manage the business parts of the company and the various functions he is now managing.  However, we are told not one tiny shred about his artistic vision for the company, the only thing that really matters.  If he has one, now would be a good time to start talking about it.

Perhaps I am becoming crotchety in my old age.

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