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Oh, The Humanity

Enough is enough. This time the economy really has gone too far. When times hit La Boheme, it is time for an arts bailout. Seriously. We can save AIG but not MB?

Before each performance of Puccini's "La Boheme" at the San Francisco Opera house this fall, company director David Gockley stepped through the curtain and delivered a grim message to the audience.
Gockley told them he wanted to "address all of your concerns about how the San Francisco Opera is affected by the tumultuous state of the economy." Opera fans could expect "fewer and less elaborate productions," he announced.

Shake-out at the opera as economy stalls