Daily Archives: October 11, 2011

Metropolitan Opera Cash Flow

by Suzanne Calvin

A river, in fact, might be an understatement. The latest Met fundraising campaign has taken in a record-smashing $182 million, according to “The New York Times.” However, according to this report, it’s not enough of an infusion to resolve the company’s ongoing financial problems, which is actually both sobering and rather mind-boggling. New York Times’ photo […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

The auditions yesterday were slightly disappointing.  The singer I was most looking forward to hearing cancelled because he was to sing last night in LUCIA.   His name is Rene Barbera, and he is from San Antonio.  He recently won the Operalia vocal competition sponsored by Placido Domingo, and I was very impressed by him last […]