After 49 years, the San Diego Opera announced a few weeks ago, it was closing its doors. Ian Campbell, the Opera's CEO and artistic director, said:
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I think covers have nerves of steel and a particular make up that allows them to work in high adrenaline situations. They need to be present but unobtrusive at rehearsals for the main cast.
Today's opera stars, men and women alike, must have the whole package. They need to be as convincing in their appearance as they are in their singing.
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