Opera in the Heights Changes More than Artistic Directors

We spoke with David Douglas, chairman of the board of directors for Opera in the Heights, last week regarding the termination of artistic director Enrique Carreón-Robledo. One of the questions we asked Douglas was about the group's finances. Was the decision to terminate Carreón-Robledo in any way based on finances, was it a cost-cutting move? Douglas told us it was not and went on to say, "We are current with all vendors."

Scenic painter Erin Pruetz, who worked with the company for the past four years, says otherwise. According to Pruetz, she's still owed money for her work on the season's second production, Hänsel und Gretel.

And she says she's not the only one.

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Olivia Flores Alvarez