"Edgar was a true friend of us artists. He believed in our visions. He was courageous. And he was never afraid ti step onto new aesthetic territory. He was a great inspiration - for the opera world and for Los Angeles. We will miss him very much."
Los Angeles Opera, 2007
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss
Edgar Baitzel, artistic director of the Los Angeles Opera, patron Gerri Lee Frye and Gottfried Helnwein