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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Gail Kruvand
A bitter contract dispute has led to a lockout of musicians at the New York City Opera, a possible "death knell" for a company that has nurtured singers such as Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo and Beverly Sills.
A bitter contract dispute has led to a lockout of musicians at the New York City Opera, a possible "death knell" for a company that's nurtured such singers as Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo and Beverly Sills.
She said City Opera has been "unable to sell tickets or attract donors" - mostly because Mr. Steel abandoned the company's longtime practice of staging surefire operas along with pioneering new works.
"We don't feel George Steel is capable of running an opera company," said Ms. Kruvand, adding that when Ms. Sills, the star soprano, became general manager in the 1980s, she led a company "that was a platform for nurturing careers."