Julius Rudel writes in the New York Times: "Some have blamed the company’s woes on its Lincoln Center location, citing the expense and the proximity to the Met. But I believe the location has become a scapegoat for the hardships of a company that has suffered from inconsistent leadership by its board and a failure to engage in the smart programming and strategic planning that companies need to survive in hard times."
George Loomis writes an open letter to Mayor Bloomberg on the Musical America site: "New York City Opera is on the path to ruin. Without your intervention, without new, competent management, the company is doomed to failure."
For what it's worth, I wrote in last week's New Yorker that "a strong personality needs to step in and take charge of this chaotic situation."