Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Chattanooga suspends opera

The recessionary hits keep coming: The Chattanooga (TN) Symphony & Opera Board, facing an accumulated deficit of $1.1 million, suspends opera productions for the 2009-10 season.

The Chattanooga Symphony will enlarge its concert schedule to compensate; but "we are . . . not at a place where opera as we are currently offering it is sustainable,” Molly Sasse, the organization's executive director, tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press: