Lyric Opera Drops Two Productions

Chicago Lyric Opera isn’t in a financial emergency like some of America’s other big opera companies. But it doesn’t want to get their either. So the company has dropped two expensive productions for next season. “With tickets harder to sell, donations more difficult to find and solid institutions like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra reporting sizable deficits, Lyric officials decided they had little choice about changing their plans for 2003-04.”