Where The Met Opera Needs To Take Risks, Not Avoid Them

Anthony Tommasini: “It’s telling that both sides have latched on to the role of new productions to buttress their arguments. Mr. Gelb has long said that bold new productions will … entice new audiences to the house … The unions claim that the new productions are too risky and expensive. … But this argument over the new productions could compromise the artistic ambition and global influence of the company.”