New York City Opera's contingency plan was revealed yesterday to sustain the company's fledgling future and to draft new strategies for venue and season.
New York City Opera plans to vacate its longtime home at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in anticipation of a limited fall season as it attempts to strengthen its financial footing with a "significantly smaller" budget, company officials said Friday.
The 68-year-old opera-for-the-people institution has kept audiences hooked into the contemporary opera scene as the cooler, younger antidote to The Metropolitan Opera's traditional, slickly-packaged productions.
Everybody loves the Met -- and as worried as we all are for James Levine's health, its musical future is safe in the hands of Fabio Luisi -- New York needs also a different, smaller, more open and cooler institution.
NYC, take care of your Volkstheater.