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While this looks all very well on the surface, the company's managing director (Carol Charnow) staged a palace coup and threw out Richard Conrad, who had originally founded the company as the Boston Academy of Music, twenty years before, and broke his heart. He had lost his voice in a tragic gay-bashing attack and had recovered some of the magnificent form that earned him a vocal disc debut with Dame Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne, in the 1960's. He had presented many "Best of Boston" seasons and was critically acclaimed (Boston Globe/Herald) as well as gaining international notice, especially for the "Boston" version of Verdi's Masked Ball, with Ray Bauens, Marion Dry, Robert Honeysucker, and Ellen Chickering, all of whom were Boston artists who had left the Boston Lyric Opera.

Much of this could be restored if verified, dates added for the events described and a few POV phrases removed. Andrewa 03:01, 30 Sep 2004 (UTC)

The above statement is a very pointed version of what happened, most likely written by someone with a grievance. In fact, it reads as though it were dictated by Mr. Conrad. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 15:33, December 22, 2005 (UTC)

It's certainly sympathetic to him. On a slightly different tack, it sounds as though Richard Conrad and Boston Academy of Music both might warrant articles, or at least redirects to and mentions in this one, which badly needs expansion. Andrewa 13:46, 18 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It proved very hard to track down much on Richard Conrad apart from his own website, but I've created an article. All are welcome to improve it. -- Jack of Oz [Talk] 11:54, 15 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]