My personal reflections on the death of New York City Opera on the Gramophone blog.
“They finally did it. They finally killed my opera. The fateful decision made last week by the board of New York City Opera to shutter the storied company and to file for bankruptcy protection in the wake of a failed appeal to raise a desperately-needed $7m not only leaves a void on New York’s cultural scene. From my side of the Atlantic, it also feels like a personal loss. When I was five years old, my grandmother took me to see my first opera, Don Giovanni, at the New York State Theater, City Opera’s long-time home at Lincoln Center…” Continue Reading at Gramophone.co.uk