Home >> Previous Page >> Article

 
 
 
 
 


 
Metropolitan Opera's Show Goes On, For Now
  New articles | Editor's pick | Popular articles  
 
 
Author:

Apocalypse Later

The Metropolitan Opera's Show Goes On, For Now

By

The show goes on. Instead of locking out the Metropolitan Opera's musicians and stagehands, Peter Gelb, the company's general manager, agreed to a still-to-be-ratified settlement with their labor unions that will allow America's biggest opera company to open its 2014-15 season on schedule.

Beyond expressing simple relief that the Met didn't have to scuttle its season, surprisingly few observers have had much to say about the specifics of the settlement. Presumably this is because they were not officially released to the press. But they were widely leaked, and it isn't hard to figure out how Mr. Gelb and the unions managed to get to yes. What's more, it appears that the terms to which the general manager agreed stand in sharp contrast to what he'd argued was necessary to pull the Met out of its financial quicksand. The company, he claimed, was galloping toward the abyss, and only the most drastic reforms could save it. "No cuts means no Met," he said.

What did he end up settling for?

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE TO READ


 
Tell A Friend
 
  Tags:   Arts Administration    BANK    Economic Issues    Opera Companies    OPERA HOUSE    Metropolitan Opera    New York City    Lincoln Center    Unions    Labor    Negotiations    Finances
 

 
   
 

Classical Music | Classical Music Video | Orchestra | Classical Musician | Concert Hall | Violin | Cello | Piano | Symphony | Viola | Concerto | Philharmonic | Opera Singers | Music Lesson | Choir | Concert Band | Music Teacher Directory

 
My City    Return to CMC    Video    Audio    Classifieds    Auditions    Jobs    Events    Articles    Blogs    Meet    Links    Search