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Tony award

“For decades New York City Opera was a model of an organization with a clear mission. Now there may be no opera company, orchestra or ensemble more in need of a mission reboot…. Though Mr. Steel has brought tireless enthusiasm to City Opera and presented some exciting productions, he has been unable to give the company a clear profile.” [New York Times]

35 comments

  • m. p. arazza says:

    “It must have been an EXCEPTIONALLY slow news day…”

    Although this piece was published online on Friday, in the print edition it’s part of the Sunday Arts & Leisure section (distributed to home delivery subscribers, of course, on Saturday). These distinctions, whether or not they mean anything anymore, are almost totally lost if you read the paper online. At any rate, in the Times I grew up with, reviewers regularly used their Sunday columns to repeat, often near-verbatim, what they’d already written during the week. For whatever reason, it’s as if a Sunday piece was supposed to be a recap.

  • Mairsydoats says:

    I think his main point, that there is no New York City Opera is a good one. I just about tore the marketing director a new one a few months ago when he told me that Steel makes about what Kellog made because the “administrative burden” of producing 4 operas is the same as Kellogs when he was producing 16! Face it folks, New York City Opera is now “The George Steel Enrichment Society.” There are better producers, better artistic directors and certainly better frontmen.

  • efrayer says:

    City Opera or Met Opera--try these tips for stylishly cuddling at the opera

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