City Opera is dead. Keep it that way.main
There’s a sordid little court squabble going on in New York between a pair of magnates who want to own the assets of City Opera, which went bankrupt in October 2013.
NY City Opera died of all too natural causes. It had a weak board, useless management, no discernible strategy and a subscriber base that lost patience. Way back, it had history. The history is what the scavengers want to own.
In a forensic analysis this morning, our regular commentator Shawn E. Milnes demolishes the rival claims and calls for dead dogs to be let lie.
Preamble: The façade completely crumbled on September 9th, 2013, two weeks before the opening of Anna Nicole, when General Manager George Steel announced (in a dear-god-help-us-the-sky-is-falling email) that the company needed to raise 7 million dollars in three weeks or else cancel the rest of the season.