New York City Opera, which currently sings out of the better-for-ballet N.Y. State Theater, has been eyeing a home of its own at the corner of West 66th and Amsterdam for at least 18 months now. But the Times' Robin Pogrebin reports today that it might really, really happen this time. If the deal is sealed, expect an 1,800-seat theater to go up at the base of a moderately priced rental tower by developer Kalimian Realty on the site of former Red Cross buidling, back behind Lincoln Center proper. Christian de Portzamparc, who was responsible for the LVMH HQ on East 57th, would be the building architect, and Hugh Hardy, who did the Glimmerglass Opera theater upstate, would handle the interiors.
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