Just in: Chicago slashes its next opera seasonNews
Lawrence Johnson reports on Chicago Classical Review:
Lyric Opera is cutting its season from eight productions to six—plus one off-site chamber work. That 25% reduction marks the fewest number of operas performed on the company’s main stage in memory.
A Lyric spokeswoman said that the chopped lineup was due to “safety and budget restraints” and is only for this coming season. She said the company “has the intention” to return to eight main-stage productions in 2022-23.
In related news, the company has no update on the status of Anthony Freud’s contract as general director, president and CEO, which is up in October….
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