For those of you interested, opera-l lurker Joshua Kosman's
assessment of the SF Opera financial crisis will be in
the papers tomorrow morning, but it is already available
at the SF Gate (see link below).
> Opera sings a different financial tune
> Belt-tightening a positive move to maintain
> quality, reputation, stay in the black
> Joshua Kosman, Chronicle Music Critic
> Sunday, February 9, 2003
> ©2003 San Francisco Chronicle
> The San Francisco Opera's plan to scale back its operations by as much as 25
> percent sounded like pretty bad news when it first came out late last month.
> It's not. It's the best news to come out of the War Memorial Opera House in
> some time.