Peter Gelb sent begging letter to singers he’d just sackedmain
We shared with you a couple of days back the letter from the Met’s general manager requesting ‘urgent gifts’ from patrons to keep the company alive, after he’d refused to pay contracted soloists or any of the musicians in the orchestra and chorus.
Well, tenor Zach Finkelstein reports that he sent the letters to at least six of the soloists he’d sacked.
At least six Met soloists who were recently laid off via Force Majeure, including one who did not receive any communication from the Met and was laid off in a Tweet, confirm receiving the email.
Too late for sensitivity training, I guess.