Oddly, the other day at the Koch they dispensed with bag checks at the front door, but placed numerous security guards in front of the theater. If you're paying lip service to security, why not continue with the superficial bag inspection at the front doors.
Met Opera 2014-2015 Season
Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:05 AM
More bad news -- this is distressing.
Here's a little something to look forward to, something a lockout is unlikely to scuttle. On October 10 the Guggenheim's Works & Progress series will present a The Death of Klinghoffer program (discussion and excerpts) with director Tom Morris, conductor David Robertson, and undisclosed Met singers. It will be streamed live at Guggenheim.org/live.
Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:53 PM
The basic terms are that the singers and orchestra will take a 3.5% cut now and a second 3.5% cut in six months, with from where the cuts will come still to be ironed out. They won't see a raise for another 4.5 years (3%). The health benefits and pension terms remain the same, unless both parties agree to changes in the Fall.
The article says that negotiations with the stagehands have been less contentious, and that the stagehands union was waiting to see what would happen in the negotiations with the singers and orchestra.
Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:08 AM
I'm sad to think that they need to make these cuts, but relieved that they've managed to get this far.
Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:30 AM
All of the unions have now settled. The last groups to settle were the costume, wig, makeup, and other similar unions. They took similar packages to what the chorus/orchestra got. No strike, season will commence as scheduled. It's bizarre that they didn't call in this mediator until the last minute.
FYI, Marina Poplavskaya has dropped out of the the new production of Nozze due to unspecified health issues. She has been replaced by someone I have not heard of. Check the Met website fior details.
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