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Subject: Re: Met Opera Guild Moves to Sell Memorabilia to Raise Money
From: Frank Cadenhead <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Frank Cadenhead <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 3 Dec 2016 10:51:28 -0500
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There is that, of course. There is the new announcement that Lincoln Center has 
increased its debt for the coming multi-year restoration and there is not even a 
hint as to where the NY Phil will play during that time. Journalists show not the 
slightest interest in talking about the success, or lack thereof, of the public 
fundraising for the Lincoln Center restoration. But why worry....

Frank Cadenhead

On Sat, 3 Dec 2016 08:46:15 -0500, Buoso Donati <[log in to unmask]> 
wrote:
>Has there been any discussion about this?
>The Metropolitan Opera Guild is seeking permission in court to sell off a
>memorabilia collection  with an estimated value of more than $1 million 
>that includes a gold cigarette holder that belonged to the bass Ezio Pinza;
>a jeweled baton owned by the composer Richard Wagner; and a silver, ivory
>and diamond pen that was used by the composer Giacomo Meyerbeer.
>
>The guild was founded to support the Metropolitan Opera, which has been
>under serious financial pressure in recent years, leading the company to cut
>costs and redouble its efforts to raise money. The guild, a separate entity,
>wants to sell the memorabilia collection, which is now kept in storage and
>rarely seen, and to divide the proceeds with the Met.
>(NY Times)

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