Exciting Organizational Realignment Announcement
Dear Mystic Side Opera Community,
Today, I am thrilled to share some significant changes that will shape the future of Mystic Side Opera and our commitment to the world of opera.
Mystic Side Opera's Residency at Wilbur Fiske Haven House Ending on September 30, 2023.
Since April, Mystic Side Opera has cherished the Wilbur Fiske Haven House as our home for recitals and community arts events. While this space has held a special place in our hearts, it has become clear that our vision did not fully engage the broader community as we had hoped. As a result, I have found myself allocating more time and financial resources towards venue management, which diverted from our core mission: producing classic and new operas, showcasing exceptional talent, and enhancing the opera-going experience.
Additionally, our vision for the New England Opera Center, which aimed to offer professional services for artists, did not gain significant traction in terms of interest and participation and has been disbanded.
In light of these developments, I have made the decision to reorganize Mystic Side Opera into two distinct entities, each with a unique purpose:
1. Mystic Side Opera Company
A New Chapter in Our Branding and Organization
This reorganization will be reflected in our branding and organizational structure, with daily activities primarily centered around The Boston Opera Creative Studio. To reflect this change, I will now serve as Executive Director, overseeing both The Boston Opera Creative Studio and Mystic Side Opera Company. Other positions, and our Board of Governors, will remain in-effect and similarly have responsibilities across both organizations.
Expansion of Ascend Classical Corp
We will also extend representation through Ascend Classical Corp to Artists and Musicians on our roster. Ascend Classical was formed as an Artist & Repertoire (A&R) company specializing in talent representation, recording/distribution, marketing, and promotion. This will open up new avenues for our vocalists and musicians, providing them with additional opportunities in the world of opera.
This new direction positions us to collaborate not only internally but also with other opera companies, creating a dynamic pipeline of opportunities for dedicated opera artists.
I am immensely grateful for your support through this journey. Together, we will continue to elevate the world of opera and bring its magic to audiences far and wide.
Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this transformative path, and thank you for being part of the Mystic Side Opera community!
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