NYC Opera to leave Lincoln Center, cut staff

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“We are sitting down with all of the stakeholders to discuss our departure, that means Lincoln Center, that means New York City … it’s a complicated discussion,” he said.

The board adopted a balanced budget Friday, but Steel would not divulge any figures.

“It’s significantly smaller than what we’re currently having, but it will permit us a tremendous reduction in fixed costs, which means we can put more money on the stage,” he said.

The opera also announced plans for next season. Instead of five full-scale opera productions, there would be three, with two smaller-scale productions. Steel said the plan was in keeping with some of the smaller-scale productions the opera has been offering over the years.


Associated Press Writer Chris Hawley contributed to this report.


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