Saturday, September 27, 2008

Back to the daily grind

Now that our Summer Series is over, it's back to business - grant writing, preparing for Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro for those of us who don't read Italian!) and fundraising. Last Thursday evening was the last of the two phone-a-thons we had scheduled. It really isn't my favorite thing to do, but I try to remember that the people we're calling are opera patrons - friends of opera as it were - and while I do have to do that awful ask-for-money thing, I also love the opportunity to renew acquaintances and make new friends.

I'm really excited about the early sales reports we've had for Nozze - very promising. If you have favorite seats, I'd recommend getting them early. Most of our San Luis Obispo patrons tend to wait till the last minute to get their tickets, and I have a funny feeling that they'll be disappointed to find the best seats are already taken...

On another topic, I'm having so much fun being involved (as a bystander, of course) with the whole production process of opera. I'd have to say I've learned more about the process of making opera this last two months as I have in the last two years or more. So much detail work to be accomplished before anyone even arrives! And here's something I love - we're able to do more and more using our computers (being the techie I am) in support of other aspects of production than before.

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