nyc opera This Week On FM Magazine: George Steele of the New York City Opera

Deb Gordon’s guest was George Steele, General Manager and Artistic Director of the New York City Opera. Known as the people’s opera, the New York City Opera was founded by former Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia with the purpose of making great opera available to a modern, popular audience.

Discussed were the City Opera’s educational programs, which expands the cultural awareness of New York City children and offers them unique classroom experiences.

The new Spring season includes the premiere of the first opera by award winning composer Stephen Schwartz, and a retrospective of his acclaimed works featuring Kristin Chenoweth.

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