Demonstration time: we can meet at the Kennedy Center this weekend. An article (Domingo Is on List of Met Nominees, October 2) by Robin Pogrebin and Daniel J. Wakin for the New York Times lets the bad news out of the bag. (Thanks to ArtsJournal for the tip.)
The Metropolitan Opera has narrowed its list of candidates for general manager, one of the most powerful arts jobs in the country, and it includes the tenor Plácido Domingo, two Met officials said. Mr. Domingo is quietly pursuing the position, meeting individually with several Met board members, the officials said. In addition, he spent time with members of the board's search committee on Oct. 6.What will happen to the Washington National Opera, where Domingo's leadership appears to have had such important benefits? Domingo has said that he intends to follow through on his commitments in Washington and for Los Angeles Opera through the 2008–2009 season.
There is no reaction yet (as of the time of this writing) from the Washington Post.