Guest Picks: George Steel

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!

What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?

           Mark Rylance in Jerusalem 

        writer/director Jay Scheib's new play World of Wires


What are you listening to right now?

         Bach Trio Sonatas played by The Rare Fruits Council  [Benjamin] Britten's Turn of the Screw New York Polyphony's new recording of Crecquillon's Lomentations


What’s the last great book you read?

         Samuel Pepy's: The Unequalled Self by the amazing Claire Tomalin


What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

           Flatt & Scruggs


What's your favorite comfort food?

           Chilli Dogs (best at the Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis)+