SILLS--Beverly. Peter Martins and the dancers, musicians, staff, and Board of Directors of New York City Ballet mourn the passing of Beverly Sills, our neighbor in the New York State Theater for many years, and a beloved and dynamic presence at Lincoln Center since it opened. Through her inspiring leadership and her extraordinary energy, she drew the world's attention to our stages, and her larger-than-life personality will be greatly missed by all those who love the performing arts. We extend our sincere condolences to her family.
Published in The New York Times on July 4, 2007