“Sigh” This article really hit home for my colleagues and I, being a classical trained singer myself. With the US premiere of Anna Nicole, I was confident in the survival of this staple of American opera. There was no way such a powerhouse and beacon in the opera community could fold. After many breakthrough productions and exciting experiences I still hope that someday the “The People’s Opera” will be somehow be brought back to life.
Noted on their website,
For seventy years, since Mayor Fiorello La Guardia established it as “The People’s Opera,” New York City Opera has introduced generation after generation of young singers who are stars in the making, brought the public exciting new works and compelling, fresh interpretations of classics, acted as a champion for American composers and performers, and ensured that every New Yorker can experience the live art of opera.
- New York City Opera Musicians Blast “Egregious Mismanagement” in Wake of Bankruptcy (blogs.villagevoice.com)
- City Opera’s farewell note (artsjournal.com)
- More bleak news: New York City Opera has filed for bankruptcy (artsjournal.com)