NYCB announced some annual schedule reshuffling today. In exchange for giving up two weeks of performances during the first week of January (not his year) and two weeks of performances during June, NYCB will take over four weeks of the New York City Opera's season in September and October. The opera got $9 million out of the recent $100 million Koch gift as part of the deal.
Not sure any of us likes giving up those winter and spring weeks which will now be available for rental. Hmmm. How about a two week ABT season in January at the Koch Theater?Update 01/07/10:
Not everyone is happy about NYCO giving up four weeks to NYCB. Here's an opera lover's take on the situation published on Bloomberg.com. Ballet folks feel the opera lover's pain and would be thrown into a suicidal depression were it the NYCB or ABT that had to give up the weeks. But this is a temporary situation and we all know that NYCO will be back on its feet in time.