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August 20
Metropolitan Opera Reaches Contractual Agreement with Stagehands' Union, Resolving Labor Crisis and Ending Threat of Work Stoppage
The Metropolitan Opera announced early this morning that it had reached a new labor agreement with IATSE Local One, the union representing the company's stagehands, effectively resolving a labor crisis that, at one point, seemed to portend a work...
August 18
Metropolitan Opera Reaches Contract Agreements with Local 802, AGMA
Extends Contract Deadline for Negotiations with Local 1 of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Representing Stagehands
The Metropolitan Opera announced early Monday morning that it has reached tentative contract agreements with two of its largest labor unions, Local 802 and AGMA — the unions representing its orchestra and chorus, singers and stage managers...
August 16
news Albanese med 914Licia Albanese, 105, Italian Soprano Who Brought Puccini Heroines to Life at the Old Met, Has Died
Licia Albanese as Cio-Cio-San, a signature roleOPERA NEWS Archives LICIA ALBANESEBari, Italy, July 23, 1909 — New York, NY, August 15, 2014 On February 9, 1965, Birgit Nilsson’s sensational new Salome unveiled herself for the second...
August 03
Metropolitan Opera & AGMA, Local 802 Agree to One-Week Extension of Union Contracts Pending Independent Financial Review
The Metropolitan Opera and two of the company's largest unions, AGMA and Local 802, announced today that they have agreed to allow an independent financial analyst, Eugene Keilin, to conduct a confidential and independent study of the company's...
August 01
Metropolitan Opera Extends Negotiation Period with Labor Unions by 72 Hours
The Metropolitan Opera announced on Thursday night that the negotiation period with its labor unions has been extended by 72 hours. The extension came at the request of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which is leading the...

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