Julius was a very good General Director and an outstanding singer’s conductor.
A little quibble: Sills, Domingo, Milnes and Ramey were members of the New York City Opera, and they all went on to have international careers. But only La Sills kept the City Opera as her home company even after she went supernova after the Julius Caesar in 1966.
Here’s La Sills and her beloved “Chulyus Darlink” making some beautiful music together. I love how he always let the orchestra breath right along with and support Sills.
Rest In Peace Maestro and Bubbles. You’re together again.