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

August 20, 2014 4:37 AM

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

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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