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Familiar Face To Lead City Opera

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New York City Opera has announced its next general manager and artistic director: George Steel of the Dallas Opera. He replaces Gerard Mortier, who left citing budgetary issues. Steel, the former head of the Miller Theater at Columbia University, joins us to talk about his new role at City Opera. Then, James Jorden, editor of the opera blog Parterre.com, discusses the road ahead for an opera institution.

Guests:

James Jorden and George Steel

Comments [2]

judy from NYC

The Met is selling the most expensive tickets as a lottery. The reasonable seats are very well sold. The NYC opera is too expensive. The sound is awful wherever you sit, but trulyawfuls on the upper levels.

Jan. 15 2009 02:23 PM
Buster from Bronx

Good luck to George. This is a big task for him given his experience running Miller - a much smaller operation with a university supporting and funding it.

Jan. 15 2009 02:22 PM

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