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Clash hastened Opera Boston’s demise

They met late one October afternoon in 2011 in the lobby of the Westin Copley Place Hotel. Randolph Fuller, the millionaire opera aficionado who helped found Opera Boston in 2003, wanted to tell Jim Marko, only six weeks in as development director, that the company was being led on a doomed path.

Fuller’s target: General director Lesley Koenig, the former Metropolitan Opera staffer just 9 months into her job. She was “incompetent,’’ Fuller steamed, and he would have nothing to do with her.

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