Strike forces can­cel­la­tion of 2nd Lyric show

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - Car­los Balles­teros Mitchell Ar­men­trout

An­other per­for­mance of the Lyric Opera’s sea­son-open­ing run of “La bo­hème,” orig­i­nally sched­uled for this Sun­day af­ter­noon, has been can­celed as mu­si­cians con­tinue strik­ing against pro­gram and or­ches­tra re­duc­tions.

The 74 em­ploy­ees from the Chicago Fed­er­a­tion of Mu­si­cians per­formed the sea­son premiere last week­end, but re­jected Lyric’s “last, best, and fi­nal of­fer,” send­ing them to the picket line last week and shut­ting down the opera’s sec­ond per­for­mance on the cal­en­dar on Thurs­day.

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