New York City Opera is coming back under new management.
The venerable opera company — which filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013 after a series of missteps left it unable to put on its season — will soon be revived in a different form under a reorganization plan confirmed Tuesday by Judge Sean H. Lane of United States Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.
The group taking over the company, NYCO Renaissance, hopes to use the City Opera name by next week, when it plans to present Puccini’s “Tosca” on Jan. 20-24 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. If all goes smoothly, company officials said, they hope their new “Tosca” can be billed a co-production of NYCO Renaissance and City Opera. The plan calls for putting on annual seasons.
“We plan to do everything we can to bring extraordinary opera to New York City and the world,” said Roy G. Niederhoffer, a hedge fund manager who is the new group’s chairman. “And to do it in a financially responsible way, and be worthy of its long tradition.”
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