- Kelley Rourke
American national service organization. At the instigation of Seattle Opera’s Glynn Ross, 20 regional opera leaders came together in 1970 to explore ways in which they could collaborate to improve the quality of opera in America. Important early initiatives included regional auditions, for which impresarios nominated singers to be heard by an assembly of their colleagues; and coproductions, in which costs for building a new production were shared among several companies. By ...