Extra! Extra! This Just In From The New “WNO Insider: Exclusive Opera News”!
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“Last week, the Washington National Opera announced changes to its business model, including a more modest 2010-11 season featuring five productions [compared with six in 2009-10, and seven in 2008-9]. These changes will allow WNO to continue its commitment to producing operas of the highest quality, serving the community through its award-winning education, outreach and training programs, and maintaining fiscal responsibility. WNO is confident that its patrons will be unaffected by any of these changes. Read more about the news in The New York Times.”
The WNO will be announcing its more modest 2010-11 season in mid-January, 2010, at the same time as the President's nationally-televised State of the Union address.
"Ireland’s government announced Wednesday that it would cut pay for teachers, nurses and police as part of a plan to reduce the budget deficit to 2.9 percent of gross domestic product, from 11.7 percent, by 2014."
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(c) Brendan Smialowski for the New York Times 2009. Copyright controlled.