The inner dialog around Griselda was intense and quite lengthy, in serious contrast to the short review. I eschewed my usual diatribe against Peter Sellars. He is a fascinating lecturer. It's only his actual profession I have problems with: stage director and production designer. I cut him some slack because perhaps no one could probably have saved Griselda.
I learned that the complete budget for this year at the Santa Fe Opera was $11,000,000. In the world of big time opera that is peanuts. City Opera pays more than that just for rent.
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