NYC Opera filing for bankruptcy; cancelled 2013-2014 season

I got these emails 30 September and 1 October. I find it very sad that NYC can't support two major opera companies.

Email 1:

You have probably heard the news that New York City Opera plans to cancel its season and file for bankruptcy if we don't find the funds to finance our season by Monday.

While we've raised $2 million towards our target of $7 million, and our Kickstarter campaign has gained a lot of support in the past 24 hours, it isn't enough to keep NYC Opera in business. Here's how you can help today:

Make a gift to NYC Opera by clicking here, or calling 212.870.5626.

Make a pledge to our Kickstarter campaign by clicking here. All Kickstarter pledges are payable only if we reach our goal and produce our 2013-2014 season.

Share this email with your friends, and spread the word through Facebook and Twitter. The more people we reach, the better our chances.

Thank you if you've already made a pledge or a gift!

Email 2:

It is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2013-2014 Season. New York City Opera did not achieve the goal of its emergency appeal, and the board and management will begin the necessary financial and operational steps to wind down the Company, including initiating the Chapter 11 process.

For seventy years, since Mayor Fiorello La Guardia established it as “The People’s Opera,” New York City Opera has introduced generation after generation of young singers who are stars in the making, brought the public exciting new works and compelling, fresh interpretations of classics, acted as a champion for American composers and performers, and ensured that every New Yorker can experience the live art of opera.

We thank you for your continued support over the years and for making New York City Opera truly “The People’s Opera.”

For questions regarding your subscription, please call 212.870.5600.

For questions regarding contributions, please call 212.870.5626

For questions about the City Opera Thrift Shop, please call 212.684.5344.

For any other questions, please call 212.870.5620.

By Carene Lydia Lopez