Kevin Patterson has stepped down at mid-season as general director of the struggling Indianapolis Opera and has quickly been replaced with a new leader.
The Indianapolis Opera will kick off its 2016-17 season with the world premiere adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s play “Happy Birthday, Wanda June” with music by Richard Auldon Clark of Butler University.
Steven Stolen, a former managing director of the Indiana Repertory Theatre, will work as an independent contractor for 25-30 hours per week until the target Oct. 1 completion of the evaluation.
The Indianapolis Opera plans to cancel the fourth and final show of its season amid ongoing financial issues, multiple sources close to the organization said Tuesday morning.
Managing Director Steven Stolen will leave the repertory theater for a position with Rocketship Education. Other local performing arts executives stepping down are John Pickett of the Indianapolis Opera and Kirk Trevor of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
Season closer tackled Wagner’s large-scale seafaring tale. Plus, thoughts on ‘4000 Miles’ at the Phoenix Theatre.
Next season will start later and feature a money-saving collaboration with Indiana University.
Unfamiliarity breeds appreciation at intimate double bill: “A Water Bird Talk” and “Bon Appetit!” paired at Basile Opera Center.
Thoughts on the Phoenix Theatre’s “Spring Awakening” and Indianapolis Opera’s “Madama Butterfly.”
When word went out that one of the three Indianapolis Opera presentations this season would be a production of “Carmen,” sans chorus, sans full orchestra, sans biggie-size sets, and sans Clowes Hall stage, it was perfectly understandable that some patrons may have lowered their expectations.
IBJ’s annual rundown of issues the A&E world will be obsessing about this year.