Some typically thoughtful analysis from Terry Teachout in the Journal today, taking in the Chicago Lyric strike and the insoluble Met mess. Nothing is going to work again in those big barns, he says.
…. fresh thinking is essential if opera in America is to survive, and I now take for granted that it won’t come from aging institutions like the Met, much less aging executives like Mr. Gelb, but from newer, scrappier troupes that have never had any choice but to innovate—or die.
Read on here.