Rehearsals are to begin today for New York City Opera’s abbreviated season, after the company reached provisional agreements with its two principal unions.
Imagine opera singers accompanied by Klezmer musicians, a rock and roll band or Yo-Yo Ma.
The Philadelphia Orchestra paid former music director Christoph Eschenbach $693,000 to conduct 21 concerts in the 2008-09 season, according to its latest publicly available tax return. Chief conductor Charles Dutoit made $1.2 million that season.
The New York City Opera renewed the contract of its general manager and artistic director, George Steel, as the company continued on its uncertain path into a diminished future.
Daniel Zwirn , the New York investor forced to shut a $4 billion hedge fund because of client withdrawals, is starting over with a new publicly traded fund that will be safe from redemptions.
The only prop absent yesterday from the protests against the New York City Opera’s announcement of its 2011-2012 season was an inflatable gray rat.
"Given what City Opera has become, it's a good agreement."
- Alan Gordon on Jan 18, 2012