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Opera News Discontinued after 87 Years of Publication

By Alkis Karmpaliotis, Student at Fieldston High School

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Opera News, the 87-year-old publication operated by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, will cease publication in November, announced the Met on Tuesday. The annual Opera News Awards will also be discontinued.

Met Guild board members cited financial woes as the reason behind their decision. “It is no longer economically viable for us to continue in our current form,” said Winthrop Rutherford Jr. and Richard J. Miller Jr., the Guild's chairman and president, respectively, in a statement.

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“It really is the result of several years of declining economic fortunes,” said Met general manager Peter Gelb. “What [the guild] are suffering is what many non-profits have been suffering, which is a situation where the earned revenues and donations are not enough to keep up with the expenses.”

A section of Opera News will be integrated into the London-based Opera magazine, using the current Opera News logo and being sent out to subscribers in the United States.


I'm Alkis Karmpaliotis, and I'm a Junior at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York. I hope you enjoyed this article! I founded in 2019 and I work very hard to maintain it; you can support my work by becoming a member and reading some of my other articles!

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