The Metropolitan Opera’s publicity department has planted a story in the New York Post about two veteran subscribers, Marion Chalat and Carolyn Starry, who have coped with seven months of Covid by watching Met opera streams every night. The Post gushes that…
So far, according to Met spokesman Michael San Gabino, the series has had an impressive 14.4 million views.
“We were so thrilled that Peter Gelb was offering something to people who had to stay inside mostly,” Starry told The Post. “For those few hours, we can focus on something beautiful.”
In other news, the Met – which is staying shut for 18 months – has refused to pay its musicians since April 1.
Some dysfunction here?