So today’s New York Times has an article apparently confirming the relaunch of New York City Opera. On the face of it, good news, if it indeed happens. That said, apparently the plan is to open with a production of Tosca at Lincoln Center. As Micaela at Likely Impossibilities has shown 30% of Met performances this season are of works by Puccini. Is more Puccini, probably presented in a highly traditional way, what the New York, indeed the North American, opera scene really needs? One would say at least it was creating work for singers but when the boss of the new outfit was last seen running a company that was sued for not paying its musicians I’m not even sure about that! Not so much resurrection as the undead walking?