I last saw Ted Cutler just a few weeks ago. It was the opening of Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘The Rakes Progress.’ He was acknowledged from the stage, as he was time and time again all across Boston, for his role in supporting the company and the production. Fittingly, it was inside the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College—the theater district landmark that now bears his name for how vociferously he championed its restoration and renovation. It struck me that afternoon that, even in his advancing years, Ted continued to be indefatigable. He was a landmark institution in and of himself, or as I once wrote of him, he was a superhero—just without the cape.

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