27 Sep 2006
Death of a ‘Butterfly'
BY JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 27 September 2006]
We are supposed to have a new Metropolitan Opera, with the coming of Peter Gelb as general manager, and a huge public relations push. But, amazingly, there is still opera to judge: singers, a conductor, an orchestra, a production. No amount of PR can change the basic question: How did it go?