Met loses senior artistic managermain
Sarah Billinghurst is leaving at the end of the season. There has been no announcement, but the word is out on the street.
The New Zealander has been at the Metropolitan Opera for 20 years as artistic general manager, effectively buffering between the music director, James Levine, and the general manager, Peter Gelb.
She could have been a contender at Covent Garden in the late 1990s, but the board went for Michael Kaiser instead.