NYCO is Back!
Volume 116, No. 3March, 2016
The New York City Opera is alive again! After over two years in limbo, the company has new owners. A bankruptcy court approved the group known as NYCO Renaissance (which includes Roy G. Niederhoffer and Michael Capasso) to take over the reins. NYCO’s first production in its new form – Puccini’s “Tosca” – took place in late January at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre at Columbus Circle. Allegro photographer Walter Karling was granted access to a rehearsal. “I missed working with the fine musicians of the New York City Opera Orchestra,” bassoonist Jeffrey Marchand told Allegro. “I am very happy to again be playing grand opera with them. I feel optimistic about the rebirth of NYCO. Kudos to Mr. Niederhoffer, Mr. Capasso, the NYCO Orchestra Committee, Local 802 and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for persevering and for seeing this through to a successful resolution.”