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The tottering New York City Opera says it has found a savior, after two years of financial turmoil and leadership. Founded in 1943, with the help of Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia as the people book, City Opera mission is to offer affordable and innovative productions hospitable for young American singers. Opera lovers hope Steel arrival plotlines quell the turmoil at home. Steel selection follows the company highly public and messy divorce two months ago by Gerard Mortier, director of the Paris Opera, who said he could not satisfy his artistic vision with the reduction of the budget set by the Board of Directors. L appointed the opera impresario and director of orchestra George Steel as director general and artistic director, Daniel J Wakin reports.