The independent analyst brought in to review the Metropolitan Opera's finances says the process is almost complete.
Negotiations between the Met and its unions are expected to pick up again later this week.
If no deal is reached by August 17, Met Management has said the lockout will start.
The Met recently reached new contract agreements with three non-theatrical unions.
Discussions with another ten unions are on hold until the review is complete.
Despite the August 17 deadline, The American Guild of Musical Artists says it will continue to bargain in good faith until an agreement is reached.