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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

Somewhere there’s a blu-ray of happiness

According to the generally reliable Wagneropera.net, the 2012 Bayreuth production of Parsifal directed by Stefan Herheim will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by Opus Arte in April 2013. (This is as good a reason as La Cieca can think of to ask for a Blu-ray player for Christmas, the better to scrutinize every detail of this groundbreaking staging.)   Read more »