OONY Cancels Remaining Performances This Season

The Opera Orchestra of New York has canceled its two remaining performances this season because of the recession.

The company, which usually presents three or four concert performances each season at Carnegie Hall, scrapped plans to perform Wagner's "Rienzi" on March 19 and Cherubini's "Medea" on April 21. It also canceled a concert with Ferruccio Furlanetto on Feb. 27.

Its only performance this season was Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Czar's Bride" on Oct. 15.

"Rienzi" was rescheduled for next season, which also is to include Meyerbeer's "L'Africaine" and a benefit recital by soprano Aprile Millo. "Medea" is now planned to open the 2010-11 season.

The cancellation was first reported on the Web site parterre.com.

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