Nine simulcasts next season, down from eleven. Four of the nine run over four hours, and a couple close to four hours. All except Hamlet have two intermissions.

All of which makes me wonder how well Salome and Orfeo did at the box office...as single one-hour operas instead of being paired in a double bill. Next year's schedule sounds like a response to criticism of offering one-acts as standalones. But opera schedules are drawn up four and five years in advance, aren't they? I'm just wondering what's going on.