The forthcoming issue of Opera News, magazine of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, contains an editorial by veteran editor Brian Kellow, who warns that the present management is losing the trust of its audience.
‘I think the majority of people who deeply love opera would agree that we are in the midst of a very bad period,’ argues Kellow. ‘The public is becoming more dispirited each season by the pretentious and woefully misguided, misdirected productions foisted on them. I know this because I sit in the audience and I listen to what people around me are saying in intermission.’
Answer that, Peter Gelb.