Happy New Year! Admittedly it has been a while since I have blogged about anything relating to VTOP. But that isn't to say that we haven't been busy. After our huge success with Orpheus and Euridice both at the Vermont Marble Museum and the National Gallery of Art, I must admit I was a little worn out.
We had been so focused on creating Orpheus that we weren't as focused on how to move ahead once it was over. We quickly realized we needed to continue to build a strong board of directors and are very pleased to announce we have added Avaloy Lanning and Sandy Gartner to our board. We also began work on a strategic plan for the next 5 years. While that is still a work in progress, it has been hugely helpful to lay out a skeleton plan for the next 5 years and begin to see where we can and should take VTOP.
We have also been working hard to figure out exactly what we are producing next summer. There are so many wonderful new operas and song cycles, but as a fledgling company we need to find the right piece that is both artistically satisfying and fiscally responsible. We have decided to produce Dominick Argento's The Andree Expedition in August as well as a concert this spring. There are many details that need to be worked out, but that is a subject for another blog post.
We would be remiss if we did not thank each and every person who supported us last year. Creating Orpheus was a monumental effort that would not have happened with out you all.
Thank you again!