Now that the retirement of James Levine is basically just a matter of patiently waiting out 18 months of inaction, it’s about time you, the cher public, were heard on the subject of the appointment of a new music director for the Met. A couple of polls for you after the jump.  

First, the way things should be.

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Now, the way they will turn out.

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And a discussion question for you. Since the Met can’t name a Music Director for at least a year (barring further and more disturbing announcements from Levine), what’s Peter Gelb‘s top priority between now and May 2013?