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Across the Board

The articles featured here appear in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Across the Board, a publication of OPERA America for opera company trustees.

From OPERA America's President and CEO:

When we prepared this newsletter, we had no idea it would reach you under the present circumstances. Performance cancellations across North America are profoundly disappointing. The impact of COVID-19 on our companies, artists and staffs is unprecedented.

I encourage you to review our COVID-19 resource hub. The more fluent you are in the tools that are available, the more you can bring to your board meetings. Our recent Annual Field Report, excerpted here, can reinforce your company’s decision-making by offering perspective on the sector at large.

We regret we had to cancel this year’s National Trustee Forum and Opera Conference. But we’ve been in “conference mode,” hosting dozens of conference calls with hundreds of staff from your companies. We will roll out topical webinars in the coming weeks to help our field rebuild. I hope you will participate in them. In the meantime, please let us know how we can assist you and your companies.

- Marc A. Scorca

In This Issue

Marc A. Scorca discusses the benefits of large and small boards, and what is the right size for your company.
A summary of highlights from the 2019 Annual Field Report.
Three Key Ratios
May 01, 2020
A summary of the three most consistent financial ratios --- on personnel, artistic expenses, and box office.
Download the Entire Issue

The Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Across the Board is available as a downloadable PDF.