The New York City Ballet has been performing at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center during the summer season for decades, but rumor has it that the residency may be shortened to just one week for 2013.
In 2009, the NYCB was reduced to a shorter season at SPAC, from three weeks to two, because of increased cost and now the same factor may cause the venue to again reduce the season.
Due to a loss of a major sponsor, HSBC bank, and the ever-rising cost that will exceed $1.8 million in 2013, SPAC can no longer afford the fee to host the NYCB for two weeks.
One option to maintain the season length would be to drastically increase ticket prices, from $35 to $100, but SPAC is committed to keeping prices low and this option is not one that they are considering.
How will the large gap in funds be filled? Stay tuned! In the meantime, take advantage of the 2012 NYCB season at SPAC and go enjoy an evening at the ballet for a reasonable price.
Do you attend the ballet each summer? Would you be willing to pay for a more expensive ticket to keep the NYCB in Saratoga?