Contract dispute at Lyric Opera

December 2, 2009 3:34:52 PM PST
A contract dispute is threatening the Lyric Opera's opening performance of "The Merry Widow" this weekend.The union representing the Lyric Opera orchestra says there will be a strike if a new deal is not reached by curtain time Saturday night.

The orchestra has been performing without a contract since the middle of September.

The union and management are scheduled to meet again on Thursday.