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City Opera Names Steel as New General Manager

George Steel hired to lead New York City Opera



    Breakfast of Champions
    New York State Theatre, Metropolitan Opera House, and Avery Fisher Hall (l-r) make up Lincoln Center, New York City.

    The New York City Opera has hired George Steel as its general manager and artistic director, mandating him to revive a shattered company following the departure of Gerard Mortier.
    Steel was executive director of Columbia University's Miller Theatre before moving to the Dallas Opera, where he became general director last October.

    City Opera announced in February 2007 that Mortier would become general manager starting with the 2009-10 season, but he backed out in November after complaining he wasn't given a big enough budget.
    The company limited its 2008-09 season to several concert performances while its Lincoln Center home was renovated.