Seattle Opera announced on Tuesday evening it is anticipating a shortfall for its 2011-2012 season. In response it is retooling for a leaner future.
In the announcement SO said it will reduce its five opera season to a four opera season in 2014. And it will replace “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” with its International Wagner Competition in the summer of 2014. The 2012-2013 season will stay as previously announced.
The 2011-2012 season included 36 performances of five mainstage productions (“Porgy and Bess,” “Carmen,” “Attila,” “Orphée et Eurydice,” and “Madama Butterfly”). SO states that it has operated without a deficit for …