Three upcoming productions for the New York City Opera have been axed as officials move forward with bankruptcy proceedings. Bosses announced in September (13) that they desperately needed to raise $7 million (£4.67 million) by the end of the month to continue operating, but they failed to do so and are now preparing to "wind down" the company, according to spokeswoman Risa Heller.
As a result, planned productions of Johann Christian Bach's Endimione, Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle and Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) for later this year (13) have been scrapped.
Mozart's comic masterpiece about the valet Figaro who must defend the honor of his bride-to-be against his master, the lecherous Count Almaviva. The performance was videotaped at the Metropolitan Opera House on December 14, 1985.