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Day of victory

That miracle of the internet age, the slow leak, has begun. Read more »

“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 »

Rumors addressed

Peter Gelb sent out an email to the “Public Bulletin Board” earlier today, noting that “inaccurate rumors [are] flying around” and attempting to clarify the Met’s position on upcoming union negotiations. Naturally, La Cieca (pictured) has obtained a copy of this email, which she will share with you. Read more »

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NYCO/union talks break down

Local 802 and AGMA have rejected New York City Opera’s “final offer,” placing the company at an “impasse,” according to an email from George Steel to members of the company’s board.

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No matter what, the show must go on

Even as sinister gossip hinted to the contrary, the Met successfully completed negotiations with the stagehands’ union last night, averting the possibility of a job action next week. According to a source close to the Met, Peter Gelb sent out an email confirming the contract sometime after 1:00 this morning: 

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Know where your towel is

La Cieca, who is beginning to feel just the tiniest bit like dear Julian Assange, has been leaked upon yet again. This time she’s been forwarded a message that Peter Gelb sent to the minions of the Met late yesterday afternoon. Naturally your doyenne was certain you, the cher public, would want to read it.

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