The man who wants to revive New York’s City Operamain
Gene Kaufman is an architect and developer who makes hotels that look like this.
But Kaufman has another side. He’s married to a pianist, Terry Eder, and he sits on the board of Glimmerglass Opera.
When not throwing up concrete matchboxes in the air, he wants to take over the remains of City Opera and bring it back to life.
City has been given until December 18 by a judge totalk itself out of bankuptcy with a revival plan. Kaufman persuaded the judge that, if it fails, its assets will be sold off. This is Kaufman. He’s counting the days.