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  • Clita del Toro: IVY: So, you don’t get Sayao. I personally love the little touches she puts into the... 4:22 PM
  • kashania: I’m not totally enamoured of Sayao either. In the Met Rigoletto broadcast, Warren and... 4:15 PM
  • Dabrowski: I’d be pretty surprised if Peter Gelb agreed to any of this without first checking with his... 4:13 PM
  • Dabrowski: Um, operaassport, you do realize that “bargaining unit” is not the same as... 4:12 PM
  • kashania: I don’t think it’s been filmed (I don’t think Bayreuth ever films a cycle in its... 4:11 PM
  • kashania: I agree. AGMA came out better than Met management. The savings will help for sure, but not enough... 4:10 PM
  • tannengrin: Is that a still from the “Castorf Ring” Rheingold? Has that been made available on... 4:08 PM
  • Dabrowski: There’s a me-too at E2b, a sure indication that AGMA and AFM are the more powerful of the... 4:05 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Thanks so much for these uploads! They are very interesting. I listened to the first broadcast... 4:03 PM
  • luvtennis: While it is clear that the crisis is past, I would not want to be the lawyer charged with drafting... 3:59 PM

The battle is on

“The labor strife at the Metropolitan Opera took on a new urgency Wednesday, when the company’s general manager, Peter Gelb, sent its orchestra, chorus, stagehands and other workers letters warning them to prepare for a lockout if no contract deal is reached by next week.” [New York Times]

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 »

A Ring is Born

mumford_starTamara Mumford (Flosshilde in Das Rheingold) explains the concept of the Met’s new production of the Ring.   Read more »