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Across the Board

The articles featured here appear in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Across the Board, a publication of OPERA America for opera company trustees.

From OPERA America's President and CEO:

Over the past year, civic practice has been a focus of our conference in San Francisco, the National Trustee Forum in New York, workshops in Austin, Orlando and Memphis, and countless other board consultations and convenings.

And it is now the focus of this issue of Across the Board. What does civic practice mean? Why is it important? What questions must we ask of our company leaders — and ourselves — to increase the public value of opera in our communities?

We at OPERA America are looking ahead to 2020 — our 50th anniversary — and hope you will join us as we celebrate 50 years of opera in America. Tune in on October 18 to learn how you can take part, and mark your calendars for a special Trustee Forum this March in Washington, D.C.

- Marc A. Scorca

In This Issue

Why Civic Practice Matters
September 15, 2019
Civic practice calls for a systemic change in how opera companies operate and what opera leadership means in communities.
Marc A. Scorca discusses the role of trustees in hiring, welcoming, and orienting new general directors.
A summary of major discussions at the 2019 Opera Conference.
Download the Entire Issue

The Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Across the Board is available as a downloadable PDF.