Once again, the internal emphasis in Gelb’s presentation differs significantly from what he told the media this week.
In a carefully lawyered video address, replete with several stumblings and slips of tongue, Gelb tells Metropolitan Opera staff to give up hardwon and well-deserved union gains in order to gain the confidence of ‘major donors’ who will keep the Met alive.
It’s that simple. Take pay cuts and we’ll find a way of paying you something now. Refuse, and we’re all screwed.
Watch the non-shareable video here.