Jan 09, 2014

By Scott Walker

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Opera Hamilton is falling silent.

The company still owes money from its season-opening production of Verdi’s Falstaff. The musicians haven’t been paid and the bill for the orchestra alone is $20,000.

The payroll is also behind for company staff.

Executive Director Stephen Bye says a large donation has been promised. He’s hoping it will come in this week so that he can pay off the musicians. That would allow them to play at a gala for the company this weekend.

Opera Hamilton is carrying a debt of more than half a million dollars.


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