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Hoarders

“Gelb said the Ring probably will return in five or six years and the Met has not decided whether to present a new production or another revival of Lepage’s staging, which was maligned by several critics.”

“‘I can’t tell you how many people came up to me during intermissions when I was in the space of the house telling me how much they love this production,’ he said. ‘It was almost like hearing people telling me not to throw away the Bohème of (Franco) Zeffirelli’.” [AP]

Suit yourself

La Cieca just received a package of pdf files the sender says is a copy of James Levine‘s lawsuit against the Met, including exhibits which offer details of Levine’s compensation, defined duties and such at the Met over the course of more than a decade. A .zip file of these documents may be downloaded after the jump. Read more »

Geh such dir die Stars vom vergangenen Jahr!

tristan-flagstad-melchiorOn Monday, the Met kicks off its 132nd season with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde by Mariusz Trelinski, with Sir Simon Rattle leading a premiere cast of Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, Evgeny Nikitin and René Pape (not pictured).  Read more »

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-2017 season!

The Met’s 2016-2017 season opens on September 26 with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

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The toothless tiger rules the restless jungle

It’s up to you, cher public, to try to decide for yourself what, if anything, this bizarre story in the New York Times means.

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Let the shortfall! When it crumbles we will stand tall, face it all together

“In a fiscal year that challenged the nation’s largest performing arts organization to find a more sustainable financial model for the future, the Metropolitan Opera incurred an estimated $22 million budget shortfall for the 2013-14 season.”

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Anna Netrebko

The seven percent solution

You figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public.

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Fun with graphs

La Cieca has come into possession of an interesting presentation, with fonts and everything, from Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, outlining their solution for the current financial crisis at the Metropolitan Opera.

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