IT IS A SHAME THAT THE MET IS GOING AHEAD WITH THIS DEVISE-IVE PIECE OF PROPAGANDA PASSING ITSELF OFF AS ‘’ART''. THE TIME-ING IS WRONG. I KNOW THAT MR. GELB SAID THAT HE STARTED WORKING ON THIS 5 YRS. AGO…BUT …HE HAS BEEN HEARING THE VOICES OF DISCONTENT AND THE REQUESTS THAT HE PUT THIS OFF FOR NOW. THE TIME-ING IS WRONG…WE ARE NOW IN THE AGE OF ''BE-HEADINGS''. ARE WE TO EXPECT THAT WE’LL SOON BE ASKED TO ACCEPT AN OPERA DEALING WITH BE-HEADINGS... THAT MR. ADAMS AND CO. WILL CALL ART??
Attendance at the Met is off. Receipts are down. People will respond to this affront by not buying tickets. The Met will suffer more financial losses and then we’ll read that the board feels that it must make changes in order to survive and that Peter Gelb is leaving. He will be blamed for the ”Tragedy at the Met”. If there was a shred of kindness sensitivity heart and true greatness in Mr. Adams then he would have come forward and request a postponement of the performance and in it’s stead arrange for orchestral performances. A less than great man.
I personally have cancelled plans to attend performances at the house. I will not leave dollars at the box office. If I must hear something and it’s part of the HD series I’ll attempt to get a ticket. I’m sick at heart that the Met has paid so little attention to the public out-cry and the pain that the presentation of this opera is causing the Klinghoffer family……. sorry this is not ART!!!
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