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(NYPost)   Metropolitan Opera: See you in 2022   ( divider line
    More: Sad, Metropolitan Opera, Peter Gelb, Performance, next fall, next year, difficult decision, entertainment venues, close quarters  
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2020-09-23 10:31:09 PM  
Makes sense.

For a professional opera singer, your voice is your instrument, and unlike other instruments, it's not something that can be replaced.  (The very best violins are tough to replace, too, but even the most expensive Strad at least can be swapped for something almost as good.)  If this virus even might be wrecking people long-term, I don't blame anyone for being extra protective of a precious instrument.

In the meantime, recordings will have to be good enough.
2020-09-23 10:35:44 PM  
Boy I can't wait until that vaccine is available.
2020-09-23 10:56:46 PM  
This leaves about 1000 people (who haven't been paid since April) furloughed until at least August. In addition, the same email that informed them of the cancellation of the season also said that the company would be asking their unions for major concessions. If this is happening to one of the world's biggest opera companies, imagine how hard the rest of the arts community is getting hit.
2020-09-24 12:22:12 AM  
I have to admit. Some of the things I miss most during all this are New York Philharmonic concerts at Avery Fisher Hall (fark if I'll ever call it David Geffen Hall) and dance performances at Alice Tully.
2020-09-24 2:09:35 AM  
This is bad news.

For Opera!
2020-09-24 2:14:10 AM  
I had tickets to see the complete Ring Cycle in Chicago this spring. I've been waiting five years for it. I'm sure I can wait one more but holy crap do I miss the concerts, shows and plays that make living near a huge city so worthwhile.
2020-09-24 9:37:04 AM  
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2020-09-24 12:38:21 PM  
Can't all of the people who love opera and theatre just take turns at open mic nights at each other's houses and just get day jobs?
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