George Steel Leaving Columbia for Dallas Opera

By Bloomberg News [14 August 2008]
One of New York’s leading specialists in contemporary music, Mr. Steel, 41, will join London-born Graeme Jenkins, 49, who has been music director of the company since 1994, at a key juncture in its history. In October 2009, the 52-year-old company will inaugurate the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, in the new Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, with a production of Verdi’s “Otello.” The center aims to raise a total of $338 million.