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Subject: Re: STRIKE!!!
From: Kenneth East <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kenneth East <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 13 Oct 2018 21:12:54 -0500
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A tentative deal has been announced to the Lyric Opera strike.  Final vote pending.  But I heard it from a union member and there’s something on one of the websites of a local paper. 


> On Oct 13, 2018, at 3:38 PM, Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I lived in Chicago for four years, having left there in 2016.  I came from
> New York and I have always found prices at the Met to be higher then at
> Lyric.  And, not having side rings, the sight lines at Lyric although the
> balconies were as ridiculously far away from the stage as the Met, were
> better.  Also, most of the times I went, the theatre was full.  I never
> attended a performance with as many empty seats as I see on a normal (non
> Netrebko) night at the Met.
> 
> Donald
> 
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 5:06 PM Godfrey Daniels <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> In the last 10 years I have traveled around the country and visited all
>> major opera companies and many regional ones. LOC has the highest
>> ticket prices of all in my experience and then to add insult to injury
>> charges
>> an outrageous convenience fee for buying on line. If this drives me away,
>> which it does, it must also discourage many others. IIRC for Les Troyens a
>> couple of years ago the cheapest seats in the house were well over $100.
>> No wonder to me that they can't sell enough tickets.
>> 
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