Overcoming turmoil, Met opera opens season

September 23, 2014 4:12 AM

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Overcoming turmoil, Met opera opens season

NEW YORK (AP) — After a summer of uncertainty, the sounds of discord gave way to joyful music-making as the Metropolitan Opera opened its season Monday night with a sparkling new production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."

Just two months ago, it looked as though the season might not open at all, since the financially struggling company had threatened to lock out its unions unless they agreed to substantial pay cuts in a new labor contract.

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