Michigan Opera Theatre Posts Smaller Deficit

Classic Arts News   Michigan Opera Theatre Posts Smaller Deficit
Detroit's Michigan Opera Theatre ran a deficit of $220,000 on a budget of $12 million for the 2004-05 season, the Detroit Free Press reports.

While single-ticket sales, driven by the world premiere of Richard Danielpour's Margaret Garner, were better than expected, subscription income fell for the fifth straight year. In addition, there was a drop in income from rentals of the Detroit Opera House by outside producers. Donations were unchanged compared to the previous season.

The company ran deficits of $800,000 last year and $550,000 in 2002-03, but made last-minute cuts in order to reach balanced budgets, according to the Free Press.

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