Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Washington National Opera cuts back

The Washington National Opera will cut its operating budget from $32 million to about $26.5 million, eliminate eight staff positions and limit its 2010-11 season to five productions as it tries to secure itself financially.

"With this lower budget and reduced number of operas, WNO takes a step away from the international level to which it has aspired, particularly since Plácido Domingo took over," Anne Midgette reports in The Washington Post: