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  • Lohenfal: Bill, I live too far away from Bard and didn’t see the Fierrabras you mention. However, the... 8:11 PM
  • kashania: No doubt, La Cieca. At least Gelb is addressing the situation. 7:37 PM
  • La Cieca: It would have been better if the galloping increases in union compensation had been addressed five... 7:28 PM
  • kashania: Agreed. It would have been much better if they had addressed the pay structure and the pensions and... 6:54 PM
  • bluecabochon: You say that as if it’s a bad thing. 6:45 PM
  • Bill: Did anyone besides me attend the Fierrabras at Bard last Sunday. I see no reviews in the NY Times and... 6:41 PM
  • olliedawg: I have to agree with operaasport’ s POV. The terms described take a small percentage from... 6:35 PM
  • operaassport: That’s a common clause in contracts and has nothing to do with who is more powerful. 6:19 PM
  • operaassport: “Pretty significant cuts.” You must be reading a different document than me. I see... 6:18 PM
  • operaassport: Nice try from our resident union spokesman but when “AGMA” decides how it is going... 6:15 PM

Closet drama

“I have a confession to make about Britten’s opera Billy Budd: I don’t like it very much. I struggle with its listless pace; its largely flat characters; the way its libretto, by E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier, prefers telling us what people are thinking rather than showing it.” That’s your London correspondent Zachary Woolfe in the New York Times.