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NYC Opera: 4 productions likely during '08-09 during Lincoln Center renovations

NYC Opera: 4 productions likely during '08-09 during Lincoln Center renovations

The New York City Opera will likely produce four pared-down operas while its Lincoln Center theater is renovated next season, down from the company's typical 12 productions, officials said.
Chairwoman Susan Baker and future general manager and artistic director Gerard Mortier expect to announce final plans for the 2008-2009 season in the next two months.
Work on the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center in Manhattan is scheduled to begin next summer and continue through 2009, leaving the opera company temporarily homeless.
Baker and Mortier said they are considering such alternative locations as Carnegie Hall.
Mortier envisions concert or semi-staged versions of rarely heard works.
The renovations, estimated at US$35 million to US$40 million (euro24 million to euro28 million), are to include an audiovisual system and an expanded, movable orchestra pit that would allow players to perform in the open.
City Opera, founded in 1943, is seen as more populist and less traditional than its Lincoln Center neighbor, the Metropolitan Opera.


Updated : 2020-12-05 11:15 GMT+08:00