“Your commissions are at risk!” “Your commissions are at risk!”

AGMA’s Alan Gordon cries “Havoc!” and lets slip the dogs of war, and by “dogs” La Cieca means “artist managers.” It’s another email, leaked after the jump.

on June 03, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Drive on Drive on

The battle of the management-labor emails continues with Alan Gordon demanding Peter Gelb fire his driver.

on May 28, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Sledgehammer Sledgehammer

Alan Gordon replies to a letter from Peter Gelb we haven’t seen yet. La Cieca has to wonder if the Wendy White thing is really going to turn out to be an effective negotiating tactic.

on May 21, 2014 at 2:48 PM
War zone War zone

Alan Gordon, embedded journalist, reports from inside the first AGMA/Met negotiation session.

on May 06, 2014 at 3:31 PM
Spring breakers Spring breakers

Alan Gordon has mass emailed AGAM again, and La Cieca’s got a copy of the missive.

on March 28, 2014 at 10:22 PM
Your move, Alan Gordon Your move, Alan Gordon

“Union members have occupied Paris’ Opera Garnier in a protest over proposed changes to labor rules for theater workers.”

on March 21, 2014 at 9:46 AM
All fall down All fall down

parterre box has obtained a memo sent to artists’ managers in which AGMA Executive Director Alan Gordon warns singers contracted to sing at the Met in the 2014-2105 season that due to unpromising developments in upcoming labor negotiations the company may be dark for part or all of the season.

on March 06, 2014 at 5:17 PM
Labor days Labor days

AGMA’s Alan Gordon warns his membership of a possible lockout by the Met if contract negotiations break down this summer.

on February 04, 2014 at 3:50 PM

The Man of Steel is in danger again, this time from a new gang of supervillains: Lila and DeWitt Wallace. [NYT]

on July 19, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Although La Cieca (center) has never played Fort Sumter, she thinks she can recognize the sound of a shot being fired. A forwarded email, after the jump.

on July 14, 2011 at 3:50 PM

On the eve of New York City Opera’s announcement of their 2011-12 season tomorrow at the Guggenheim Museum, La Cieca has been forwarded an email sent by AGMA to its members offering details of what Alan Gordon says are the company’s proposals for the beginning of contract negotiations. The text of the email after the…

on July 11, 2011 at 1:01 PM

La Cieca is delighted to learn that “the New York City Opera and the American Guild of Musical Artists, AFL-CIO, have reached agreement on a new collective bargaining contract, helping to ensure City Opera’s continuing place in the forefront of American opera,” according to a press release from the NYCO. Since Alan Gordon and George…

on August 21, 2009 at 12:27 PM