The New Met – Cue The Monkey Suits?

Peter Gelb is making wholesale changes in how the Metropolitan Opera does business. “Some critics no doubt will be waiting for the Met’s new GM to cross the line between selling that art form and selling it out. Gelb addressed that recently when he recalled seeing one of those “Euro-trash” productions that try anything to connect. It was a “Rigoletto” conceived by a German film director as “Rigoletto Meets the Planet of the Apes.” Set amid the shattered remains of the world’s opera houses, it had the singers dressed, yes, as apes. ‘There will be no ape suits in our new productions’.”