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Subject: Queen of Spades premiere
From: Mike Begley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mike Begley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 22 Nov 2008 22:30:38 -0500

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Well to answer the actual question on the post - I would sort of 
expect that Gelb was in the house for the premiere of an important 
revival featuring the return to the MET podium of an important (though 
in my mind, overrated) conductor.  If he was not, shame on him.

I do not know what went on backstage last night.  What I do know is 
that it is the responsibility of the General Manager to make sure that 
such a travesty is not inflicted on an audience paying MET prices. 
There's not much you can do in the middle of a scene, but the fact 
that Heppner was allowed to continue speaks very poorly for the 
general manager and his staff.
Mike Begley

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Emily Webster" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2008 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: Where was Peter Gelb last night?

His cover happened to be sitting in the cafeteria, as I understand, 
ready to
go on. Heppner didn't find necessary to engage him because cracking is
nothing new to him. He got away with it before and he's hoping to 
his fees as long as someone puts a long overdue stop to his 

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