MIAMI (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Florida Grand Opera has decided to pull the plug on its Superstar Concert Series for next year after this year's three concert series lost more than $250,000.
Faced with the reality of flagging ticket sales and declines in both sponsorship and philanthropy, The Florida Grand Opera has pulled the plug on next seasons' Superstar Concert Series after it lost more than $250,000 during its inaugural year.
According to the Miami Herald, the three-concert series was the brainchild of long-time arts presenter Judy Druckner and featured headliners Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Marcello Giordani, and Bryn Terfe.
Drucker had also led the Concert Association of Florida for 40 years until it was forced to declare bankruptcy in February. She remained sanguine about classical music in Florida despite these setbacks, telling the Herald "I'm working on a few projects, I'm quite sure something else will lift its head."
Its been grim year for the Florida Grand Opera and in January, they announced they are losing 30% of their $14 million budget and reducing their presented operas next year from five to four and is operating at a 1.4 million deficit this year, the Miami Herald reported. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers