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New York Post: Metropolitan Opera allegedly ‘outsourcing gigs’ to cheap, non-union musicians

photo credit: Joan Argemi

Joel Noyes, Assistant Principal Cello of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, told The Post on Sunday that there has not been any constructive dialogue between his group and management on the situation.

“When I came to the Met, it was the most attractive job in the country,” Noyes said. “For the last 14 years, we have lost ground to our peers in our industry. With every concession the musicians take, the less world-class talent we are able to attract and retain.

“The tone, color and flexibility of our orchestra cannot be matched by ad-hoc pick-up groups,” the cellist said.

NEW YORK POST, FULL ARTICLE HERE.