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More on the Met/Opera News story...

May 23, 2012 12:32:00 PM
By BLO Staff

BLO Artistic Advisor John Conklin follows up his post from yesterday regarding the continually unfolding story of the Met/Opera News relationship... 
Well, that didn't take long.  The mighty Met
blinked, retreated, gave in with what appears to be a humiliating defeat. You
can check out the veritable (and almost instantaneous) avalanche of criticism,
reproach, anger, scorn, bitterness, ridicule directed at  Peter Gelb when
the story hit. …and this just on the New York Times website. Is there more fall-out coming?
Interesting...  the Gelb "censorship" news
was on the front page of The New York
yesterday but the story of today's retraction was on page 3 of the Arts
Section. It's getting to be like trying to interpret news from the
Kremlin or psyching out the meaning of where the Russian
leaders are standing for the May Day parade. Incidentally, there were many blog
comments on the Soviet-Stalinist tone of the Met pronouncements... as well as
calls for the overthrow/deposition of Comrade Gelb. Occupy the Met?
Audiences of the World Unite?

Topics: John Conklin

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