Former DMN drama critic Jeremy Gerard does a takedown on ephemeral opera impresario George Steel for Bloomberg. Key quote:
Steel seems to have found Dallas a struggle. No sooner had he arrived in October than reports began circulating that he hadn’t bothered to show his face at rehearsals, wasn’t out there fundraising and was “aloof,” out of town more often than not. By early December, his own board members were actively badmouthing him. Worst of all, Steel, an early-music specialist, didn’t seem to know or care much about the standard repertoire beloved of subscribers and donors.