To recap much of 2015, the themes would have to be travel and change. Life was hectic! While a plan may look good on paper, this was a wonderful lesson that you must include time to re-charge.
The responsibility to invest in audience development does not lie solely with opera companies themselves, but also with us as artists. We all have many personal connections with people who are not only interested in the arts, but interested in us as artists. How can we build these connections to gain new audience members?