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Metropolitan Opera Offers $25 Low-Price Tickets for Performances, Takes a Rocky Start

Many Rust Belt cities in the U.S. have been experimenting with a new theory, "low-cost high culture," and have been yielding higher net profits. While the idea is sound, major cultural institutions like the Metropolitan Opera have tried a similar ...

Post-Lockout, 'Klinghoffer' Protests Aside, Metropolitan Opera Looks Grand on Opening Night with Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro'

As opening night took to the Metropolitan Opera, crowds gathered for the latest production of Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." And given its great reception, the strife that has followed the Met recently has seemingly been swept under the rug.

Torn No More: Metropolitan Opera and Peter Gelb End Contract Negotiations and Avoid Lockout, Season Starts September 22

And thus, the strife is o'er for the Metropolitan Opera. After weeks of back-breaking negotiations, all parties can look forward to the forthcoming season, as Peter Gelb & Co. have finally ended the renewal process.

Down to the Wire: Metropolitan Opera Reaches First Round Agreements with Two Unions, 10 Others Await Future

Well, wouldn't you know; the Metropolitan Opera has finally found some common ground. GM Peter Gelb and two of the Met's largest union factions have reached tentative labor deals, while negotiations for 10 other unions are still in progress.

Opera Watch: Is Peter Gelb Completely to Blame for the Metropolitan Lockout?

With the Metropolitan Opera sliding down the slopes of bankruptcy, and with the possibility of closing its doors due to an inevitable lockout, Peter Gelb has come under serious heat.

Metropolitan Opera Delays Lockout of Union Workers by One Week, Agrees to Independent Financial Analysis

The Metropolitan Opera announced last night that it would delay its lockout of union workers by one week, while an independent financial analyst is brought in to assess the state of the Met's finances.

Peter Gelb of Metropolitan Opera to Union Workers: Prepare for Lockout

Peter Gelb, the Metropolitan Opera's general manager, warned that a lockout of union workers is imminent if the opera house’s singers, orchestra members, stagehands and other employees cannot reach a labor agreement with management by next week.

No Country for Old Men: Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Takes Pay Cut In Hopes of Curbing Company's Downward Spiral

The Met Opera has hit some hard times, and those times just continue to fall closer to the floor as the company seeks concession from its workers amid labor talks and contract negotiations.

The Worst of Times: Now Metropolitan Opera to Cut Labor Salaries and Set Costs, Outraged Unions Await Negotiations

The Metropolitan Opera is proposing in contract talks with union-represented workers to cut compensation, the first this has happened in decades.

Q&A: Metropolitan GM Peter Gelb Dishes Stats on Live Opera Broadcasts

"I think there were a lot of people who expected us to fall on our face with this program." -- Peter Gelb

From the Met to Covent Garden, Even with Glitches, Live Opera Broadcasts Are Here to Stay

"There is this cultural kind of gladiatorial aspect to opera singing and opera singers because they are out there, they are singing into [hidden] microphones for the purpose of the audiences in movie theatres but they are not being amplified, they ...

Prima Donna: Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor Working on New Opera, 'Hadrian,' in Toronto

Singer and composer Rufus Wainwright is writing another opera. He will follow 2009's 'Prima Donna', which premiered in Manchester, with 'Hadrian'--a commission for the Canadian Opera Company. It's based on the life of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and ...

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