Stéphane Lissner has written to staff at the Opéra de Paris, telling them that the company is €2 million in the red since January as a result of strikes and work stoppages. Seven nights have gone dark at the Opéra.
Earlier in the season, low box-office returns were blamed on the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks. Staff bonuses have been cancelled. The end-of-year results are awaited with concern.
ForumOpera has obtained a copy of Lissner’s letter here.