Citing “an insurmountable financial hurdle,” the San Diego Opera’s Board of Directors voted Wednesday to fold next month, and CEO Chairwoman Karen Cohn said: “After 28 consecutive years of balanced budgets, it was clear that we could not continue.”

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Opera CEO Ian Campbell said: “Although it is a sad day for San Diego culturally, we have to thank everyone who supported us for nearly 50 years. It is better to go out with dignity, on a high note with heads held high than to slip into the night, leaving creditors and community in the lurch.”

Here is a sampling of reaction via Twitter.

Do you share the concern of some that San Diego Opera was a cultural institution worth saving?

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