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  • manou: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=H1Ho mcG-VhY or : https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=H1Ho mcG-VhY 10:40 AM
  • La Cieca: Well in the case of Lohengrin the swan boat was an integral part of the source material, and the denouement of the piece hinges... 10:30 AM
  • chicagoing: Which opera? I searched online for “strangled by hair” and only came up with a tragic story which occured on a... 10:14 AM
  • manou: http://tinyurl.com /q5q9trn 10:14 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Even in the 18th C Johnson was already able to come up with his famous quip: “An exotic and irrational entertainment,... 9:57 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Or turn into a laurel bush? 9:50 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Like having your heroine commit suicide by strangling herself with her hair? 9:49 AM
  • chicagoing: One thing that continues to puzzle me about opera is this; if you are writing or adapting material that you know will be... 9:42 AM

“Your commissions are at risk!”

AGMA’s Alan Gordon cries “Havoc!” and lets slip the dogs of war, and by “dogs” La Cieca means “artist managers.” It’s another email, leaked after the jump. Read more »

Drive on

The battle of the management-labor emails continues with Alan Gordon demanding Peter Gelb fire his driver. Read more »

Sledgehammer

Alan Gordon replies to a letter from Peter Gelb we haven’t seen yet. La Cieca has to wonder if the Wendy White thing is really going to turn out to be an effective negotiating tactic. Read more »

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War zone

Alan Gordon, embedded journalist, reports from inside the first AGMA/Met negotiation session.

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Spring breakers

Alan Gordon has mass emailed AGAM again, and La Cieca’s got a copy of the missive.

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Your move, Alan Gordon

“Union members have occupied Paris’ Opera Garnier in a protest over proposed changes to labor rules for theater workers.”

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All fall down

parterre box has obtained a memo sent to artists’ managers in which AGMA Executive Director Alan Gordon warns singers contracted to sing at the Met in the 2014-2105 season that due to unpromising developments in upcoming labor negotiations the company may be dark for part or all of the season.

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Labor days

AGMA’s Alan Gordon warns his membership of a possible lockout by the Met if contract negotiations break down this summer.

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Must… reach… endowment…

The Man of Steel is in danger again, this time from a new gang of supervillains: Lila and DeWitt Wallace. [NYT]

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War talk

Although La Cieca (center) has never played Fort Sumter, she thinks she can recognize the sound of a shot being fired. A forwarded email, after the jump.

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