Bad news for the Met: big donors in marriage bust-up

When the Metropolitan Opera wants to know what’s going on in the world, it does not read the New York Times, which functions part-time as its press department, but tears open the nasty, blue-collar New York Post.

Today the Post reports a looming divorce between Texas oil heir Sid Bass and his formerly dearly beloved Mercedes after 23 years of inseparable opera going. Mercedes has given the Met gifts of $25 million. Any future donations will depend on the size of her divorce settlement.

Here’s the Post story.

Sid and Mercedes Bass

photo: Marina Garner

I’ll be sure to let the Met know when Alberto Vilar gets out of jail. He could be their saviour yet again.


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