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From the Back Row

Alice Carey | Posted 12.03.2013 | Arts
Alice Carey

The opera begins and ends with Anna saying, "I want to blow you all... a kiss." As I bid farewell to City Opera, I too blow them a kiss for their brave attempt to bring opera to the people and to convert me to the opera Queen that I am.

NYC Opera May Have To Shut Down Unless It Raises $7 Million

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The New York City Opera says it may have to shut down the rest of its productions this season if it can't raise $7 million by the end of S...

Britten's Operatic Ghost Story In NYC

AP | By MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 02.25.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- When it comes to operatic ghost stories, none is more creepily effective than Benjamin Britten's "The Turn of the Screw." The British com...

NYC Opera, Now A Shrunken Company, Ends Its Season In Harlem

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.17.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- No longer a major institution and now a shrunken, vagabond company, New York City Opera is ending its first season since departing Lincoln...

NYC Opera Returns To City Center For First Time In Almost 50 Years

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- New York City Opera will return to its roots at New York City Center in March after a 48-year absence, splitting the 2012-13 season betwee...

City Opera Reaches Tentative Deal With Union

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — In a last-ditch effort to save one of America's cultural institutions, unions representing the New York City Opera have reached tenta...

New York City Opera: A Cautionary Tale

Vivien Hoexter | Posted 03.18.2012 | Arts
Vivien Hoexter

Certainly, some of the opera's woes were a result of the recession, but the majority of them were self-inflicted. Here are some of the managerial lessons I derived from this operatic saga.

Classical Music In 2011: Ape Opera, Gehry In Miami, OWS And More

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

To evaluate classical music in 2011 shows us a divided land. One troubling trend shows the continued financial struggles of classical music organizati...

New York City Opera May Continue On Without Its Performers

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 12.02.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- New York City Opera declared an impasse Thursday in contract negotiations with unions for its singers and musicians, threatening to presen...