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Subject: Re: It's already in the newspapers
From: Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 3 Dec 2017 16:41:08 -0500
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"closet-knit" indeed

On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> THE WASHINGTON POST, U.S.A. TODAY, and the BBC have already published and
> broadcast
> that the Metropolitan Opera is launching a full scale investigation into
> James Levine's
> activities over the last forty years.  This has all evolved from the
> allegation made by one
> individual who has made an allegation over an incident at Ravinia Park in
> the Chicago area.
> It appears that more allegations are going to emerge.  I've read the
> U.S.A. TODAY story,
> and I also went to Google, where all these stories can be viewed.
>      What I'd like to know is whether some artists who worked so closely
> with Levine had
> any knowledge of what was going on ----- artists like Domingo, Horne,
> Price, Rysanek,
> Pavarotti, Scotto, Nilsson, and other superstars from that not so distant
> period.  I realize
> that there have been rumors for years and years.
>      It's kind of hard to believe that none of them were aware, but in the
> manner of the day,
> probably felt that it was best to "look the other way" or feel that "it's
> only a rumor and why
> should I get involved"?  In the 70s and 80s, that was kind of the
> mindset.  Today, looking at
> it with different eyes, we may wish that they should have taken a stand.
> And what about
> the PREVIOUS managers of the Met BEFORE Gelb???
>      Well, a lot of stuff is probably going to come out.  The Met is only
> an opera company,
> and a closet-knit one ---- unlike the motion picture industry.  While it's
> plausible that a lot of
> actors may have been unaware of Weinstein's activities, it seems much LESS
> plausible that
> artists and managers at the Met were totally unaware of what was going on.
>      Could have all the makings of a huge scandal.
>
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