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  • actfive: Bang on about pre-Gelb marketing. Back in the early 80′s, I worked for the Met Ticket Service.... 8:37 PM
  • Sempre liberal: I haven’t lived through a lockout before. If some performances are cancelled, do... 8:30 PM
  • steveac10: “Bing also had his own white elephant Ring cycle that took seven years to produce” I... 8:25 PM
  • steveac10: On what authority can you confirm the Met is “out of cash”? There is a couple of... 8:16 PM
  • philomel: My prediction is it will be a combination of these, with the lockout being certain. We are being... 8:06 PM
  • La Cieca: Your argument would make sense if you could point to a Met GM (since Bing) who actually did have an... 7:42 PM
  • laddie: Thank you, powers that be. I just bought a plane ticket to go and see Le Nozze. 7:40 PM
  • La Cieca: And it should be noted that Bing was criticized a LOT for using theater directors, for replacing... 7:36 PM
  • steveac10: The thing is those “antiquated& #8221; productions you love (as do I) are precisely the... 7:35 PM
  • armerjacquino: The Met made a profit in 2011 and broke even in 2012, both right at the heart of the... 7:33 PM

Hall of shame

“What I find bizarre is the insistence that no one—not the school, not Opera North, not the local education authority—is being homophobic. Instead, we have the strange position that, because the children are of primary-school age, these lines are too difficult and confusing for them.”

The lines in question are “Of course I’m queer/That’s why I left here/So if you infer/That I prefer/A lad to a lass/ And I’m working class/ I’d have to concur.” [The Guardian]