Central City Opera Presents Four Year Contract to AGMA

By Francisco Salazar

Central City Opera has presented a complete four-year contract to the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) for signature.

The company said that AGMA actively allowed its contract with Central City Opera to expire in August of 2022, refusing to negotiate until October, thereby leaving its members without an agreement.

The company noted that if AGMA chooses not to sign the contract offered by CCO, the two organizations will engage in Federal Mediation to reach a resolution before the Summer Festival. Given these facts, there is no basis for AGMA’s threat of a work stoppage that would effectively deny CCO’s artists the opportunity to earn a living through the creation of live performances this summer.

Audiences can look at the collective bargaining agreement that Central City Opera has proposed.

The Central City Opera is set to present Gounod’s “Romeo & Juliet,” Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me, Kate,” and Rossini’s “Otello” this summer.