- The Metropolitan Opera has taken a loan against the two Mark Chagall's that hangs in its lobby. Appraised at $20 million, a board member apparently called the move a "decision of last resort" as the Company has seen its $300 million endowment shrink by a third and faces a $40 million deficit next season.
- Readers on the West Coast have a new opera website to visit. David Gregson, who reviews our productions for Opera News, has restarted his Opera West website which reviews operas from San Diego to Seattle and points in between.
Slow weekends are the best kind of weekends if you ask me.