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More than a year after the stunning collapse of Opera Boston, a new company is set to emerge with plans to emulate the ambitious programming of that acclaimed but perpetually cash-strapped institution.
Gil Rose, Opera Boston’s artistic director at the time of its demise, will be the general and artistic director of Odyssey Opera, and the new company will be largely funded by Randolph Fuller, whose support – and demands – have helped make or break several opera companies.
The first program will offer a five-hour concert performance of Wagner’s rarely heard opera “Rienzi” with top ticket prices approaching $200. “I want to make sure the repertoire are pieces that really haven’t been played in Boston before but are important pieces to be heard,” said Rose.