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Podium Presentation

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Opera, Metropolitan, Bing, Volpe, Gelb, Vanderbilt, Abbey, Grau, Conried, manager

Proposal

The Metropolitan Opera is renowned for its excellence in producing high quality opera within the United States, and this reputation has grown over the decades in large part due to the successive teams and individuals placed in positions of authority within the opera company. Their strengths, whims, and failures have kept the company alive and developing through periods of hardship and financial struggle to produce the famous New York City opera house known throughout the world. The Metropolitan Opera has made lasting musical, artistic, and historical impressions on the world stage and in the culture of the United States - none of which would have been possible without the efforts of the people guiding it. This lecture explores the successes and failings of the prominent men and women behind the story of the Met.

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Opera-tional: The Evolution of the Metropolitan Opera through Its Leadership

The Metropolitan Opera is renowned for its excellence in producing high quality opera within the United States, and this reputation has grown over the decades in large part due to the successive teams and individuals placed in positions of authority within the opera company. Their strengths, whims, and failures have kept the company alive and developing through periods of hardship and financial struggle to produce the famous New York City opera house known throughout the world. The Metropolitan Opera has made lasting musical, artistic, and historical impressions on the world stage and in the culture of the United States - none of which would have been possible without the efforts of the people guiding it. This lecture explores the successes and failings of the prominent men and women behind the story of the Met.

 

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