New York City Opera, created 70 years ago as the “people’s opera” because of its affordable tickets, filed for bankruptcy after years of declining income and a failed fundraising effort.
Jami Wintz McKeon was elected chairwoman of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, the first woman to hold the position at the firm.
New York City Opera is poised to close after years of board missteps and an emergency fundraising appeal that failed.
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.
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.
Reynold Levy made about $7,000 each weekday as president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Imagine opera singers accompanied by Klezmer musicians, a rock and roll band or Yo-Yo Ma.
Red roses and gold trim decked the Waldorf Astoria ballroom last night at the Boston College Wall Street Council black-tie dinner, which raised $2.7 million for scholarships.
The union representing New York City Opera singers sought to block the troubled company’s plans to leave its Lincoln Center home, saying the opera violated the singers’ collective-bargaining rights by not consulting them.
Rehearsals are to begin today for New York City Opera’s abbreviated season, after the company reached provisional agreements with its two principal unions.
"We have reached a crossroads: Simply put, we need capitalization, both for the rest of this season and for the company to continue forward on solid financial footing."
- George Steel on Sep 08, 2013