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Across the Board

The articles featured here appear in the Fall/Winter 2021 issue of Across the Board, a publication of OPERA America for opera company trustees.

From OPERA America's President and CEO:

This fall is a very important moment in the work of opera company trustees. As we return cautiously to live performances and begin to imagine our world after the disruption, making strategic decisions about the future of our companies is essential — and critical for partnership between boards and staff.

What have we learned during the pandemic about alternative venues, digital programming, and Zoom meetings, to name just a few? What have we learned in the ongoing fight for racial justice about community service, partnerships, and listening?

This is an optimal time to reflect on our work, learn from successes at other companies, embrace changes in the world around us, and take advantage of this unique opportunity. Let’s resume our public service in ways that are more creative, equitable, accessible, and sustainable — in ways that are of, for, and by our communities.

- Marc A. Scorca

In This Issue

Advocating for Opera
October 11, 2021
Tony Shivers talks to general director Richard Russell about how Sarasota Opera is serving its community.
The two roles of board members — and the uncomfortable place of staff in between.
Takeaways from the national convening
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The Fall/Winter 2021 issue of Across the Board is available as a downloadable PDF.