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Generating buzz for the opera company's 2009-2010 season, City Opera is doing away with traditional diva portraits and ensemble pics in this year's promotional materials, favoring, instead, contemporary work by emerging artists such as photographers Ryan McGinley, Elinor Carucci and
“The visual arts are an intrinsic part of City Opera’s mission, whether as costume design, set and lighting design or graphics,” stated George Steel, General Manager and Artistic Director of New York City Opera. “As we begin our new season, we are proud to encourage and support artists not only on the stage but in the studio.”
The results, which can be seen on subway posters, promotional fliers and print ads for New York City Opera's 2009-2010 season, are enigmatic and arresting; forcing the viewer to contemplate why works like Madame Butterfly, Esther, and Partenope never really go away.
Read more here about City Opera's effort to bring opera's contemporary relevance to the forefront...