Cher Public

  • JohninSeattle: “but 20 years ago (which, yes is basically a generation ago, I know), the Met was at 92% capacity” THIS. And... 4:20 PM
  • Cicciabella: Krunoslav jests, but he’s onto something. Maybe this is mentioned in the the NY article (haven’t read it: saw... 4:13 PM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: The old Met season began in November. I think the Met management is having a difficult time predicting ticket sales.... 4:10 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Agreed that budgeting realistically is what is needed- but I’m really asking this is the most non-sarcastic way... 3:48 PM
  • la vociaccia: Is Lyon State-funded? You can’t really ‘ignore the old’ in the U.S, since all major companies (truly, all... 3:41 PM
  • JohninSeattle: 66% is a scary indeed. Early on I met an elderly gentlemen who worked in the Pantages organization as a young man and was... 3:39 PM
  • redbear: Damn, on my tablet the submit key is too close. Lyon went creative in rep and staging, simply ignoring the old. Average audience... 3:24 PM
  • Gualtier M: None of the solutions outlined in the NY Times article make much sense to me – except the one about revamping the... 3:22 PM

And no bones!

Apparently, opera fans got the bright side of the bargain: say “Macbeth” in the theater and you court cataclysm; utter the name in the opera house and, as often as not, you merely predict disappointment.  Read more »