Operagasm Retro Feature (1978): Sometime Opera Star Balks; Met is Guilty of Age Discrimination
by Melissa Wimbish
Some of the best articles about opera are waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy “before our time”. Right? Yes, just say yes.
That’s why Operagasm believes in looking to the past with the Operagasm Retro Feature. Put on your favorite classical music LP, pour a glass of Scotch, and snuggle up with your iPad for this month’s blast from the past…
If you zoom in hard core on your screen, you’ll be able to read the juiciness! This article is from the December 24, 1978 News and Courier, but a headline such as the one below would not be shocking to see today! And wow, did I mention this is juicy, folks?! Is it just me, or was the Met way more blunt 40 years ago? The Jimmy Levine quote had me DY – ing.
Please share your reactions to the article in the comments section below. Do you think we are moving past these sorts of issues? Or is that the same ol’ ‘ish happening in our business today?