The New York Post has obtained a transcript of the Met boss’s unsympathetic remarks last week at the National Institute of Social Sciences about the people who keep his house in visitors. Here’s what:
‘ I’ve come to realize that there are only three stages of health for singers: catching a cold, recovering from a cold or suffering from a cold,’ said Gelb at the private club in Manhattan. ‘Not long ago, one famous and talented tenor that I tried coaxing from his dressing room back on to the stage — and who had no fever and not even a case of the sniffles — told me that he didn’t think he could go on because he felt cold inside.’
Now was this necessary? Or even true?
Just another reason to love Mr Gelb.