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The Fat Lady Has Sung: New York Opera Company Goes Belly-Up

Written by Gary North on October 2, 2013

You don’t care. I don’t care. But how often in life does a headline writer get to write a headline like this?

The company is the second opera company in New York City. It opened in 1944. Mayor Bloomberg refused to use tax money to bail it out.

Its final opera was “Anna Nicole,” an opera about the life and death of Anna Nicole Smith, a truly tragic figure.

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5 thoughts on “The Fat Lady Has Sung: New York Opera Company Goes Belly-Up

  1. The real tragedy is an opera company reduced to peddling garbage about Anna Nicole Smith and believing it's "art".

  2. Seems like America has had enough of the liberals, including artsy fartsy opera in the big Apple. I noticed that George Will defected from liberal ABC to conservative Fox today. There are many examples. The tipping point will be when the jump the shark maneuver known as Obamacare collapses. When that happens I expect to see a massive retreat from all the gay in everything media that has been inundating us. I don't care what gay people do but I am getting tired of the attempts to brainwash me into thinking its normal. It's not and will never be. Doesn't mean we have to hate, just means I get tired of every show having gay theme, gay cast, gay characters, gay reality show, gay gay gay. Its really looking like a desperate attempt at acceptance by desperate people. The whole liberal agenda is teetering. You know its over when they start actually caring about the national debt. Unnatural stuff can only be paid for with credit.

  3. That is exactly what came to my mind. What is the use of an opera company that isn't performing works that people want to see? The City of Syracuse, NY lost their symphony for the same reason. The programming always mingled the works of the classical composers with new "classical" works that no one would sit through or pay for. This way of doing business only works when taxpayers are forced to pay for it by the govt. Bloomberg actually did the right thing, for once.

  4. There is a dumbing down and cultural decline in progress too (sadly). The last production of an opera company I attended was La Boheme (which was a good thing) but a lot of tickets were given away just to fill the seats (bad thing). Then there were horrific casting decisions (minorities in roles so out-of-character and incongruous with the story line and era) that were probably dictated by the NEA "strings attached". If it had been "Porgy And Bess" they would have made sense!

  5. Sick of it says:

    AMEN!