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05 Jan 2006

Metropolitan Opera, in Tight Times, Receives Record Gift of $25 Million

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/05/arts/music/05met.html

By DANIEL J. WAKIN [NY Times, 5 January 2006]

The Metropolitan Opera has received the largest individual gift in its history, a $25 million donation from the socialite Mercedes Bass and her husband, Sid R. Bass, that comes at a time of increasing financial troubles for the house.

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