Brooklyn Opera Revolt Over Use Of “Virtual” Orchestra

Prominent board members of the three-year-old Opera Company of Brooklyn are resigning over the company’s plans to use a virtual orchestra to accompany a performance of “The Magic Flute”. “The one-night-only production is being presented by the Opera Company of Brooklyn, started just three years ago to help foster the careers of rising opera talent. The company is using the virtual orchestra because it cannot afford a live one,” says the company, which has accumulated a deficit in its short lifetime.