Monday, August 18, 2008

Hidden price increase

Last week's news of the rebounding dollar and its cause -- imminent recession in Europe, while the US continues in a mere slowdown -- has, of course, the side effect of making transatlantic opera tourism more expensive.

Whether the Met will be noticeably hurt by this reversal of one of the Gelb tenure's favorable winds remains to be seen.


  1. inexorable slide or no, we can still watch a whole opera at the Met for less than the price of a sandwich at Covent Garden.

  2. Well as long as Gergiev is still performing in NY, I don't think I will be making up any future shortfalls in European attendance.


Absolutely no axe-grinding, please.