George Steel, Artistic Director and General Manager of the New York City Opera was on the Lopate Show recently to give us a preview of the company's new season. He also revealed what he's listening to when he's not listening to opera!
George Steel, General Manager and Artistic Director of New York City Opera, discusses the long road to its new season and his vision for the opera’s future. The opera’s new season begins at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Jonathan Miller's production of "La Traviata," opening on February 12, followed by the U.S. debut of Rufus Wainwright's first opera, "Prima Donna," which opens on February 19.
Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia dubbed New York City Opera "the people’s opera." And for more than 60 years, people looked to the company for a wide variety of familiar favorites, modern fare and up-and-coming stars. But that big menu came with a big cost.
New York City Opera has announced its next general manager and artistic director: George Steel of the Dallas Opera. He replaces Gerard Mortier, who left citing budgetary issues. Steel, the former head of the Miller Theater at Columbia University, joins us to talk about his new role at City Opera. ...
The woes of Wall Street have affected the banking sector, the auto industry, and now their starting to influence the arts. The financial pinch led to a leadership shakeup at New York City Opera. We talk with George Steel, who was yesterday named City Opera's next general manager and artistic ...
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be rolling into New York in November. This morning, Mayor Bloomberg was joined by Billy Joel and Clive Davis to help announce the plans for a downtown Manhattan annex to the Cleveland-based museum.
They weren't Garth Brooks fans, but Baroque composers were among the first to embrace "country music," writing rustic pieces about the countryside and using folk instruments. George Steel, conductor and director of Columbia University’s Miller Theater, shares some of this unusual music, including an obscure arrangement of Vivaldi's Four Seasons ...
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