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NYC Opera must raise $7 million by the end of September or cancel the rest of this season and all of next

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The NYC Opera has announced it must raise $7 million by the end of September or cancel the rest of this season and all of next. The announcement comes 9 days before the season opens with "Anna Nicole," the opera based on the life of the Playboy centerfold, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music later this month. The City Opera left its permanent home at Lincoln Center in 2011, which helped balance its budget, and has now embarked on a $20 million fundraising effort including a $1 million online campaign on Kickstarter. The 70-year-old institution that, unlike the Metropolitan Opera, is devoted to bringing opera to the masses. 

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