Peter Gelb has told the controversial Spanish director that the Met cannot afford the Forza del Destino he was due to have staged next year.
Gelb said cancelling Bieito would save one million dollars. ‘It’s obviously something that I’m not happy to be doing,’ he added.
No comment from Bieito, who staged a thought-provoking Otello in Hamburg the week before last.
But you kind if cost was the only reason for cancelling Bieito in an America that is turning sharply conservative.