New York City Opera: Where Does It Go From Here?
A Podcast on the Future of City Opera
Thursday, May 26, 2011
New York City Opera's decision to move out of Lincoln Center, cut staff across the board and scale back its performance schedule has prompted a range of reactions. The 68-year-old company plans to stage five operas in undetermined venues around New York City next season and in doing so, regain their financial footing. But plenty of questions remain – over the venues, singers and repertoire that will carry them forward. Underlying all of this is the question: will these drastic decisions help to save City Opera?
In this special podcast WQXR Vice President Graham Parker welcomes three guests (L-R): Anne Midgette, the classical music critic of the Washington Post; Amy Burton, a soprano who has sung in over a dozen productions at City Opera; and Willem Brans, the vice-president of the Arts Consulting Group, which works with major performing arts organizations.
Podcast producer: Brian Wise; Engineer: Jason Isaac