NYCO sweating bullets?
Heavily-subsidized Italian opera houses in panic facing the knife of government cuts?
Bad times in Baltimore as well. After losing longtime general director Michael Harrison, the Baltimore Opera Company seems to have reached a very bad spot financially, nearing bankruptcy: Opera Chic is told that the chorus for Norma is facing the news that the company "is funded through November and that's all they know at this point...".
Florida Grand Opera is also cutting down two of its operas, and then, even the MET is about to excise four from their 2009-10 season as well.