Suppose they gave a Ring and no one came
For whatever reason (Absence of James Levine? Incompetence of Robert LePage? The economy? Clumsy scheduling? Wagner overload?), next season’s Ring cycle at the Met doesn’t seem to be selling. What La Cieca means by “doesn’t seem” she will define after the jump.
Following is a screenshot of the online ordering interface for individual tickets for the Thursday, May 2, 2013 performance of Götterdämmerung. The image dates from earlier today.
The little blue circles stand for orchestra seats that have not been sold yet and presumably are not being set aside for use as part of a complete cycle. Tickets to these individual Ring operas have not yet gone on sale to the general public; this screenshot was submitted by a Met patron who gets early access to single ticket sales.