July 26, 2020

The Sarasota Opera's Executive Director, Richard Russell Joins the Club

The Sarasota Opera's Executive Director, Richard Russell Joins the Club

What's it like navigating a $9 million opera company through a pandemic? Richard Russell can tell you, and he does so openly and honestly. With a positive spirit and an amazing calmness to his voice, Richard tells us of his many roles with the Sarasota Opera the past 31 years, the tough financial decisions the Sarasota Opera has had to make the past four months, how the pandemic derailed his personal goal of running the New York City Marathon, and how amazing the musicians, patrons, and volunteers are in our community (but this we already know 😉). Welcome to the Suncoast Culture Club.

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