Jeez, this NYCO situation just keeps getting sadder.
Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that an AGMA union strike was imminent, based on a memo AGMA sent out to its members, calling a strike “likely.”
It seems the memo also goes so far as to recognize the possibility that a strike could sink the City Opera for good. Oh well!
Not long after, Ms. Cieca posted the news, a full-on blog brawl opened up in the comments, where none other than AGMA Executive Director Alan S. Gordon (and issuer of the AGMA memo) seemingly posted this comment, awkwardly jumping into the fray which includes alleged AGMA members both for and against the idea of a strike.
Is it just me, or is this all just so unseemly?! And I’m not even from the East Coast.
It’s depressingly propitious that our final installment of Der Bling des Nibelung comes flaming into existence in the middle of this possible, real life immolation of the company.
It would seriously blow if NO ONE got to be New York City Opera. But even caring that much is getting exhausting. Somehow, “We tried” just feels too real to be funny anymore.