New York City Opera http://wrti.org en Chronicle Of A Death Foretold: New York City Opera Shuts Its Doors http://wrti.org/post/chronicle-death-foretold-new-york-city-opera-shuts-its-doors This morning the New York City Opera announced that it was declaring bankruptcy and ceasing operations. Dubbed "The People's Opera" by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia when it was founded 70 years ago, the company was meant as an alternative to the richer Metropolitan Opera. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:45:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 6518 at http://wrti.org Chronicle Of A Death Foretold: New York City Opera Shuts Its Doors New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain http://wrti.org/post/new-york-citys-peoples-opera-may-face-its-final-curtain There are a lot of operas that end with heroines on their deathbeds, singing one glorious aria before they die. That's what happens at the end of <em>Anna Nicole,</em> the controversial new work that New York City Opera is presenting at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in September. But the company's artistic director and general manager, George Steel, says it could also be City Opera's last gasp.<p>"The issue is this: We don't have any credit, we don't have any working capital, and so we are managing our cash incredibly carefully," Steel explains. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:05:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 6447 at http://wrti.org New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain