Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Sad Day

As announced in the NY Times Mortier has stepped down from City Opera. I knew from his people that this might be happening, but I had held out hope the City Opera would be able, or at least try, to raise the money needed to bring him. As happy as I'm sure Peter Gelb is, this is a sad day for opera in America. Perhaps the message is that we have to save ourselves. Lets hope that it is not back to the dark ages. Saddest is that New York will not see "Einstein on the Beach" or the Messian "St Francis of Assisi".

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