And the Band Went on Strike

The standoff between General Manager Peter Gelb and the unions is hardly the first labor struggle to convulse the Metropolitan Opera.
The show doesn't always go on. 

Another kind of Sturm und Drang is playing out at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where stage crews, orchestra, chorus and other workers are being asked to accept cuts in wages and benefits or face a lockout by General Manager Peter Gelb in advance of the next season.

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