Peter Williams, Michael Capasso, Roy Niederhoffer and David Drake with Jen Bawden, Founder & CIO of Bawden Capital, sitting to the right with sculptor Nina Winters.
While it awaits final approval from the bankruptcy court to operate as “New York City Opera,” NYCO Renaissance is presenting events to raise funds for its upcoming season. Most notably, a recent Gala featuring Plácido Domingo and 25 other performers raised over $800,000. Roy Niederhoffer, the company’s Chairman said, “For seventy years, the New York City Opera played a crucial and indispensable role in the cultural life of New York and the world. I am personally committed to leading this effort to revive this historic company on sound financial footing.”
Last week, 80 New York socialites attended an intimate and luxurious evening of live opera at the Wellness Building on 66 East 11th Street where both Deepak Chopra and Leonardo DiCaprio have purchased apartments.