EDITOR’S NOTE: In response to repeated urging by La Cieca (left), Our Own Dawn Fatale (right) has devised a “to do” list for the benefit of Met management, assuming the company makes it out of this summer alive. The listicle follows the jump. Read more »
Our Own Dawn Fatale (artist’s conception, above) will take to the airwaves of Bloomberg Radio this evening at 9:00 pm to discuss the Met’s current woes. You can listen on Sirius XM Channel 119. online, or on your iPhone or Android phone.
UPDATE: this interview is now available as a podcast (after the jump.) Read more »
The Met’s administrative offices were vandalized this morning, with “obscene messages” sprayed “on some paintings and sculptures.” [New York Times]
“The award-winning MET Orchestra’s global reputation as a top-tier ensemble is critical to New York City’s tourism and cultural economy.”
La Cieca hears that the Met’s planned production of West Side Story in the 2017-2018 season has been shelved.
It’s time to bring out the canard again, this time a whole row of them in fact.
The Met has released what the press office calls “background financial information” relevant to the company’s ongoing union negotiations.
There is a truism that there are no small parts, only small singers. Last night’s Così fan tutte has made me consider another possible truism: there are no bad productions, only miscast productions.
The Met may be missing an angle calculated to appeal to the more adventurous attendee: opera as game of chance.
Peter Gelb talks about the “social rejection” of the Met.