Ah, it's good to end this year of some serious ups and downs with a laugh: dismayed by the recent resignation of Gerard Mortier, Ryan Tracy (a.k.a. "CounterCritic") has publicly announced his candidacy for the directorship of City Opera. He's even taken a page from Obama's playbook and assembled a crack team of advisors from the fields of dance, theater, music, visual art, even criticism. Silly, you say? Quixotic? Hey, at this point, what do they have to lose?
Good luck, Ryan. And, save me a seat for Einstein, or whatever the hell you plan to put on first.