Alex Ross on City Operaís fall season

The company was then part of City Center, on West Fifty-fifth Street, which now concentrates on dance and musical theatre. The composer-critic Deems Taylor called the City Center Opera ìdemocracy in action, a democracy realizing the work of the individual.î Tickets started at eighty-five centsónine and a half dollars, in todayís currencyóand topped out at $2.20. These days, you have to pay quite a bit more to get through the doors of what LaGuardia dubbed ìthe peopleís opera company.î Tickets go up to a hundred and twenty dollars, which is more than most orchestra seats for ìSpamalot.î
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