I sang at City Center a few weeks ago in a concert for New York City Opera, commemorating the company's 70's year. Unfortunately however, since last fall, it has ceased operations entirely after filing for bankruptcy.
It was nice to see colleagues I had shared the stage with for many years when the company was in residence at Lincoln Center, the company itself having had its beginning as City Center. Many luminaries were there to share the evening, as were many City Opera supporters.
The applause at the end was like a warm bath, washing away all kinds of things better left forgotten, if only for the moment. The party on the promenade was pretty lovely too.