Whatever happened to… Whatever happened to…

George Steel?

on March 18, 2014 at 9:08 AM
Deranged bedfellows Deranged bedfellows

When Mr. Steel asked Mr. Koch if he could make further gifts to save the company, Mr. Koch demurred, telling Mr. Steel that the Marshall family might be less than pleased.

on October 04, 2013 at 11:25 PM
The subject was Moses The subject was Moses

Like the Israelites who cross the Red Sea in Moses in Egypt, New York City Opera has a long, hard road ahead of it.

on April 16, 2013 at 12:08 AM
Be very afraid Be very afraid

Turn of the Screw is an incredibly frightening ghost story really at the heart of it but with a very modern edge.

on December 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM
Going, going, gone! Going, going, gone!

“New York City Opera, seeking to shed decades’ worth of old sets, costumes and props, has decided to auction off most of the material next month, the company’s general manager and artistic director, George Steel, said on Wednesday.”

on December 05, 2012 at 11:54 PM
George sent me George sent me

La Cieca is sure it’s nothing, nothing at all, but she does think it’s curious that (per a tipster) George Steel has quietly called a staff meeting for NYCO tomorrow…

on October 18, 2012 at 3:01 PM
An unknown object draws us An unknown object draws us

Could there possibly be any more providential day of the year for New York City Opera to announce their Annual Fall Vintage Event?

on October 04, 2012 at 1:28 PM
All for the best All for the best

George Steel announces that New York City Opera is destroying, giving away or selling off most of its stock of repertory productions.

on October 02, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Tony award Tony award

For decades New York City Opera was a model of an organization with a clear mission.

on June 01, 2012 at 12:00 PM
NYCO 2012-2013 season announcement NYCO 2012-2013 season announcement

Coverage starts live, here on parterre, at 11:00 AM.

on April 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM

La Cieca hears that the New York City Opera is moving its administrative offices to 75 Broad Street, a location you surely remember as The International Telephone and Telegraph Building.  The a 1928 structure boasts  the mosaic dome glimpsed above, and (coincidentally) sits just across the street from the old Goldman Sachs building.

on December 06, 2011 at 11:34 AM

George Steel has called for a mediator (pictured) to attempt to summon the departed spirit of the New York City Opera. [New York Times]

on December 06, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Local 802 and AGMA have rejected New York City Opera’s “final offer,” placing the company at an “impasse,” according to an email from George Steel to members of the company’s board.

on December 01, 2011 at 11:00 AM

NYCO’s George Steel has “…a vision of gradually increasing productions, arriving at 10, with 40 performances…. the company would reach the 10-production benchmark by 2025…. Only about 10 percent of revenue this season is predicted to come from the box office, with the rest mainly provided by donors. The ratio does not change much over the…

on November 11, 2011 at 9:17 PM

“The New York City Opera is at an exciting and critical junction in its approach to opera and its ability to connect to audiences in the broader New York City community. City Opera’s new innovative programing presents an opportunity to re-imagine and re-conceive current fundraising efforts for a budget of $13.7 M.” Yes, NYCO is…

on October 26, 2011 at 11:21 AM

“It’s difficult to push a boulder up a hill, recognizing that we’ll never get there,” says George Steel, adding, “If I have to take tomatoes from here to there, I can live with that.” For a translation of that poetic flight of fancy, La Cieca has resorted to Josephine Baker, after the jump.

on August 12, 2011 at 10:44 PM

George Steel talks about “leaving the travertine fastness of Lincoln Center and coming out to meet the people of New York: in Brooklyn, in Harlem, in Central Park, on the West Side, the East Side — wherever New Yorkers live and love their favorite opera company,” in, of all places, the Huffington Post.

on July 14, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Although La Cieca (center) has never played Fort Sumter, she thinks she can recognize the sound of a shot being fired. A forwarded email, after the jump.

on July 14, 2011 at 3:50 PM

UPDATE: Complete press release after the jump! You know La Cieca will be following NYCO’s press conference starting today at 1:00 pm. The Twittering community will carry live updates from the event, and you, the cher public, can follow the tweets after the jump. 

on July 12, 2011 at 11:46 AM

On the eve of New York City Opera’s announcement of their 2011-12 season tomorrow at the Guggenheim Museum, La Cieca has been forwarded an email sent by AGMA to its members offering details of what Alan Gordon says are the company’s proposals for the beginning of contract negotiations. The text of the email after the…

on July 11, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Avid scoopster Dan Wakin just couldn’t wait until next Tuesday like the rest of us, and so he’s spilled enough details about NYCO’s “next” season to make it bleeding obvious 2011-12 will also be the last. A “new” “production” of La traviata by the undead Dr. Jonathan Miller and the U.S. premiere of the dreck Prima…

on July 06, 2011 at 8:47 PM

BREAKING! New York City Opera has just announced that they are going to announce their 2011-2012 season. The by-invitation-only press conference is set for Tuesday, July 12 at 1:00 PM at New York’s trendy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Thanks to her eerie ability to see into the future, La Cieca already has film of this…

on July 06, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Appearances to the contrary, La Cieca can’t be everywhere at once, so she’s relying on you, cher public, to share your impressions (written, not vocal) of the Rufus Wainwright/George Steel extravaganza last night at the World Financial Center. (Extra points for the use of the word “travertine.”)

on June 29, 2011 at 8:27 AM

A trailer for the experimental film The Violinist, promising “strange drama… sex… drugs… and classical music.” And, oh yes, with billing yet, Our Own George Steel.

on June 28, 2011 at 11:46 AM