Back in January, we noted that tickets for the remaining season performances of the San Antonio Opera had disappeared from Ticketmaster, they closed their offices and their staff was reduced to two people. Now, the Express-News reports, the opera will file for liquidation within 20 days — because it’s facing a federal lawsuit from a musicians’ union. Members were still owed payment for a past performance. This was the opera’s 16th season.
Meanwhile… some 20 days after that 20 days’ limit is passed, another San Antonio opera group will hold its first gala concert. By 2015, Opera Theater San Antonio plans to move into the city’s new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, an updated and expanded version of the old Municipal Auditorium, currently under construction.