Brian Wise covers the classical music business for WQXR, including aspects of performance, technology, philanthropy and institutional trends. He produces the Café Concerts series and the podcast/show Conducting Business. He manages the station's homepage and makes sure what you hear on air is what you see online. Follow him on Twitter at @Briancwise.
Small Opera Companies Appear in Unusual Places
Friday, October 03, 2008
New York, NY —
New York City Opera is known as a cheap and accessible venue for opera-goers. But its home at Lincoln Center is being renovated this season, and the company will essentially be closed. Without its roughly 120 performances, audiences and singers will have to look elsewhere. One place to start is the bars, basements and shoebox theaters around town, home to the city’s small, indie opera companies. WNYC’s Brian Wise has the story.