| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:00 PM
The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The Metropolitan Opera in New York said on Saturday that the current contracts with two of its unions have been extended for approximately one week to allow for an independent study of the opera's finances.
The extension will affect the unions...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:22 AM
Aug 18 (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera reached
tentative contract agreements on Monday with unions representing
its orchestra and chorus, federal mediators said, after tense
negotiations that had threatened to derail the new season due to
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Federal mediators announced Monday that the Metropolitan Opera has reached a tentative agreement with two of its biggest unions, suggesting that a lockout will likely be avoided.
The announcement comes about a month before the New York company is set to...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:13 AM
By Jonathan Allen
NEW YORK, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The curtain will rise on
Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" next month at New York's
Metropolitan Opera after a deal was reached early on Wednesday
with the third of its three largest unions, averting a...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The photo shows a man, his skin blackened, his teeth set in a grimace, a barely human figure who was carbonized trying to escape his deathtrap of a burning truck. The man is Iraqi. The setting is the Highway of Death, the strip of road that led north...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
I fully expected to enjoy "Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings, 1913-1915," the newly opened exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. And I did.
Hartley was one of the two greatest painters the United States produced in the artistically...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The Metropolitan Opera has set a new deadline of Sunday for union negotiations to conclude, according to an announcement from the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The Met has been locked in contentious discussions with several of its...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 2:46 AM
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A large earthquake hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano system early on Saturday, but there was no sign of a fresh eruption, the country's Meteorological Office said.
Authorities have been on alert since a surge of small quakes there...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Filling vacancies in two of the Getty Museum's most important jobs, museum director Timothy Potts has picked Jeffrey Spier, an American scholar with whom he's had a long professional connection, as its new senior curator of antiquities — the top...