Very unfortunate indeed. As the budgets get tighter, the less focus is given to the arts or people are replaced with AI & technology. I hope that this trend will change soon. I can say that I am not heavily involved in the sector you describe, but know a (very)little bit about the heritage sector int he UK&I.
Budget cuts are everywhere, but the expectation is to create revenue.
With everything bad there is something good — perhaps this is an opportunity for you to become entrepreneurial and disrupt the opera house market. You’ve identified a pain point, now you have an opportunity to change it :)