Marc A. Scorca: The Dynamics of Progress
Ardis Krainik knew. The legendary general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago was OPERA America’s board chair back in 1990 when I became president. At our first working lunch, she warned me that the course of progress was unsteady. How right she was! As the curtain rises on the 2023–2024 season, we are excited by the prevalence of American operas across the country. At the same time, we continue to struggle to regain some sense of operational equilibrium in the wake of the pandemic.