Washington National Opera to Merge?
by Christie Connolley
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Washington National Opera is exploring a merger with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
“The arrangement under consideration would mimic the Kennedy Center’s relationship with the National Symphony Orchestra, the person said. The center would assume the opera’s assets and liabilities, and the opera would cede to the center approval on artistic and budgetary matters. Merger discussions began around March, the person said.”