The Met averts shutdown: Does opera have to be grand to survive?

August 20, 2014 4:37 AM

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After months of wrangling, the musicians’ union and Met’s management came to terms on how to cut costs just in time for the 2014-15 season to open in September. Meanwhile, on a smaller scale, bohemian opera prospers. 

NEW YORK — The live spectacle and resounding, unamplified human voices of opera, its dwindling number of aficionados say, is something the digital age, even with its many wonders, can never top.

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