Peter Gelb clears out wigs and makeupmain
The head of wigs and makeup at the Metropolitan Opera, Tom Watson, has gone in Peter Gelb’s latest cull, along with most members of his department, some of whom quit in disgust at the way Tom was treated.
There are rumours of more staff cuts ahead.
The season opened with exceptionally poor sales for Tales of Hoffman, and the best hyping efforts of the New York Times cannot make a hit of The Exterminating Angel.
Cash flow is starting to be a problem again.