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  • NoelAnn: This is good for the big 3 unions, but apparently Local 1 (security guards et al) have walked out... 10:53 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: Yay! No lockout! Negotiations to continue. That, at least is good news 10:50 PM
  • maddalenadicoigny: Nicely put and you are not the only reader who has gotten really bored with how one sided... 10:48 PM
  • NoelAnn: A little progress! Lockout averted for 72 hours, and my friends are going to work tomorrow! Huzzah!... 10:45 PM
  • operaghost7: No lockout for now. Talks continue tomorrow. 10:45 PM
  • operaassport: I’m willing to bet that the MET Orch members don’t have the skills to work in a... 10:42 PM
  • ianw2: inability to create a compelling power-point presentation somehow invalidates their existence Ah yes,... 10:36 PM
  • mozartFreak: Here is one: ““The financial crisis that the Met is facing is the result of years of... 10:25 PM
  • NoelAnn: very true. unfortunately. but that won’t happen as long as it’s a union house. Which is... 10:18 PM
  • bluecabochon: Gelb is usually at all of the dress rehearsals in the house. He may not stay the whole time,... 10:16 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]