Voices rising to make the case for saving New York City Opera
That company has one of the most distinguished track records in the business, all the more remarkable given that it lived in the shadow of the better-funded, higher-profile Met.
Like many an arts group, NYCO has had its troubles raising money and selling tickets.
But a lot of the recent troubles there seem self-inflicted, which makes the matter all the more lamentable.
The current plan calls for moving NCYO away from Lincoln Center to points as yet unknown, to perform repertoire as yet unannounced at a budget as yet undetermined, managed by an administration that was just drastically reduced.
There's something terribly wrong with this picture.
I heartily recommend that you read two eloquent pleas that appeared Tuesday.
One is in ...
the form of an op-ed in New York Times written by the wonderful conductor Julius Rudel, who spent decades at NYCO and contributed greatly to its artistic legacy.
SUN STAFF PHOTO OF JULIUS RUDEL