Canadian Opera Company’s Unpleasant News

It’s been a great year for the Canadian Opera Company. Artistically the company’s on a high, and it finally got money to build a new home. But then there’s a nasty deficit rearing up. “Ironically, the crisis in operating funding comes as the federal government is showering the arts with millions after ten years of devastating stinginess. Ottawa is contributing $25 million to building the opera house. But that’s for a building. Operating money is something else.”