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Article Published: 26 Apr 2021

2021 Governance Report Highlights

The newly released Opera Company Governance Report, drawn from data from 135 American and Canadian opera companies, provides context for company staff and board members to compare their practices to those adopted across North America. The report covers board size, structure, meetings, terms, policies, giving, and participation — highlights of which are excerpted here.

The benchmarks provided are not intended as prescriptive ideals. No company should aim to hit each average. Rather, the information in the report should serve as a reference to make decisions that are appropriate for each company and its community.

This article was published in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Across the Board, a publication of OPERA America for opera company trustees.