Wagner Society Blogs

Met Opera and Union Update - III

Union contract

Posted on August 29, 2014

The Met Opera's Show Goes on, For Now....Apocalyse Later

Hand me my cape, and my bonus!
Terry Teachout of the WSJ reveals‎ some of the bargaining points which led to the Met contract agreements.

Work rules remain unchanged‎ in the Met contracts which call for pay cuts now and financial transparency in exchange for "profit sharing" from the endowment income and delayed pay increases.

Operalia Finals - Live on Saturday from Los Angeles


Posted August 28, 2014

Placido Domingo's Operalia Final Round will be webcast live from Los Angeles on Saturday August 30th at 7:00 PDT. The final competition will be webcast live on Medici.tv. Among this year's finalists is 2012 Merola participant, tenor Yi Li. Past Operalia winners include: Rolando Villazon, Joyce Di Donato, Erwin Schrott, Elizabeth Futral, Ana Maria Martinez, Nina Stemme, Susanna Phillips and Jose Cura.

Wagner's Parsifal Paintings

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Posted August 27, 2014

Paintings by Rogelio de Egusquiza and Cal Pedranti

Egusquiza and Wagner´s Parsifal in the Museo del Prado - to October 27, 2014

Met Opera and Union Update - II

Union contract

Posted on August 23, 2014

The Final Union Settlements

Met Opera and Unions Reached Agreements

Union contract

Posted on August 20, 2014

Met Opera Clears Last Hurdle

Met Opera and Unions Reached Agreements

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Posted on August 19, 2014

Met Opera:  Update on Met Union Negotiations (August 18, 2014)

Met Opera Called Off Lockout

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Posted August 18, 2014

Situation is still tense with tentative agreements: