It seems the Wolf Trap Opera is presently facing this situation (one that is inevitable for us all) and so general director Kim Whitman has taken to her blog with a list: Good Things About Bad Reviews. It is worth a read, and here are a few points we can relate to especially well:
- "Fans and supporters are galvanized!"
- "It has the potential to free you for the next performance."
- "They get you one step closer to embracing the only critics you should have. (Yourself, and those in the business you trust.)"