Publicity image for La traviata
(© New York City Opera)
Publicity image for La traviata
(© New York City Opera)
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, which represents orchestra players, has ratified a three-year contract with New York City Opera (NYCO), according to The New York Times.

As previously reported, earlier this week NYCO had reached tentative agreements with both Local 802 and the American Guild of Musical Artists, pending ratification by those organizations' memberships.

The final agreement, according to the Times, involves "deep cuts" for the orchestra, but also provides for the creation of a labor-management committee which will address "fund-raising, planning and artistic matters."

NYCO's spring season will begin with Verdi's La traviata, to be directed by Jonathan Miller at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House beginning February 12. It will be followed by Rufus Wainwright's first opera, Prima Donna, also at the Howard Gilman Opera House, beginning February 19.

The season also includes Così fan tutte at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College beginning March 18, and Georg Philipp Telemann's Orpheus at El Teatro del Museo del Barrio, beginning May 12.

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