Danny William Abreu
City Opera Marketing Director, 39
Danny William Abreu, director of marketing for the New York City
Opera, died on Tuesday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 39. The cause
was AIDS, said his companion, Paul G. Wasmund.
Mr. Abreu began his career at the Metropolitan Opera and later
worked as marketing manager for Dance magazine and for the
Joffrey Ballet. He taught at Columbia University as part of the
theater management program and gave lectures on management for
organizations including the American Symphony Orchestra League, the
Association of Performing Arts Presenters and Opera America.
He was born in Los Angeles and attended Forham University at
Lincoln Center. Mr. Abreu was executive vice president of Ziff
Marketing, a company specializing in planning and research for
cultural organizations, before joining City Opera in 1990.
In addition to his companion, he is survived by a stepbrother, John
L. Anderson of Philadelphia, and another brother, Harry J. Abreu of
(New York Times, Friday, December 8, 1995.)