By Melissa Jenco
TribLocal Elgin
November 16, 2011

When Solange Sior created Elgin OPERA a decade ago, she saw it as an outlet for her love of singing.

But as the group continued to grow and the economy tightened, she found herself spending more time behind a desk than behind a microphone.

The soprano now plans to return her focus to her music. Sior recently announced she has resigned her post as artistic director and de facto executive director to pursue a solo career and expand her teaching.

"It’s a change for good," she said. "I'm still there whenever they have questions. I will be singing with them, but I need to be liberated from all the office work." 

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