Tuesday (6/9) at MusicalAmerica.com, Susan Elliott reports that the New York City Opera company and its musicians “have signed a two-year contract agreement. The American Guild of Musical Artists contract is still in play, but it has been previously reported that AGMA members would follow the musicians’ lead. … The company is preparing to participate in New York’s RivertoRiver Festival with three free events: A one-hour version of ‘The Magic Flute,’ in English, at Rockefeller Park on Warren Street (June 25 at 7 p.m.), a concert performance of Massenet’s ‘La Navarraise’ in the Winter Garden (June 26 at 7 p.m.) and a program of arias, duets and overtures at The Seaport, Pier 17 (June 27 at 7 p.m.). The five-opera season proper opens Nov. 5 with a gala and a concert titled ‘American Voices.’ ”

Posted June 11, 2009