Word on the street is that the Metropolitan Opera, shut since the start of Covid, is about to cancel its spring 2021 season. An announcement is expected today or tomorrow.
Covid safety aside, Peter Gelb has many reasons to maintain closure, not least that many of his major donors have fled to Florida or the Hamptons and won’t be back in town until the pandemic has gone. Also, some singers are reluctant to fly.
Getting the bad Levine news out of the way yesterday was necessary before the company delivered its next dollop of gloom.