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Cher Public

  • kashania: Happy birthday, WCO. Your diligent birthday posts are greatly appreciated. 11:53 AM
  • messa di voce: Thank you. 11:50 AM
  • Cicciabella: Many Happy Returns of The Day, WindyCityOperaman! What would parterre be without the daily... 11:48 AM
  • kashania: Figaro: You make the mistake of actually focussing on the bottom line. If anything has become... 11:40 AM
  • kashania: I don’t have the finances in front of me, but what I understand, Gelb’s initiatives... 11:31 AM
  • figaroindy: We all seem to miss the bottom line – currently, the value placed upon opera, as a whole,... 11:29 AM
  • olliedawg: Actually, turings,that statement was in reaction to one poster’s “diss” of... 11:28 AM
  • Jamie01: So management succeeds in putting the screws to labor (given the glut of singers and... 11:19 AM
  • kashania: What I’m reading is that just because the Met’s product is art, then somehow its... 11:16 AM
  • kashania: Does anyone actually believe that Gelb just woke up one day and decided that he needs to reduce... 11:03 AM

Petered out

Daniel Wakin reports that “WQXR pulled a blog posting critical of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle last month after the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, personally complained to the radio station’s top executive…. The Met has a small sponsorship arrangement with WQXR, which for decades has broadcast live Met performances on Saturdays.”   Read more »

The shop around the corner

La Cieca’s lovely and talented colleague Olivia Giovetti takes on the Met’s gift shop in the latest installment of her WQX-Aria blog. La Cieca herself is of at the very least two minds about the changes to the gift shop, but she’ll invite you, the cher public, to chew on this issue before starts gnawing on the bone.