To the Met, From the Heart

July 9, 2014 1:40 PM

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The Metropolitan Opera, formed in 1880 and the standard bearer of the art form in the United States, is in negotiations with 15 unions whose contracts expire July 31. Some of these represent the stagehands, chorus and soloists and the orchestra -- the backbone of the organization.

Much has been written from the position of both sides of the arguments, in op-eds, full-page ads, and more. As a matter of disclosure I have sung leading roles at the Met since 1989 and am scheduled to be back this fall. My purpose is not to take sides but to share what it is like to work with the p...

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