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Met Extends Expiring Union Contracts One Week for Review

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The Metropolitan Opera and two of its unions are extending its contracts another week to allow an independent financial analyst to assess the Met's finances.

Its first extension was set to expire Sunday night.

The extension is being applied to contracts with Local 802 and the American Guild of Musical Artists.

The Met recently reached new contract agreements with three non-theatrical unions.

Fans we spoke with hope the curtain will rise this season.

"There are a lot of people involved that need to work. I hope that the people that are in charge get it together—be fair and stop being greedy," one fan said.

"They need to work out a deal. That's all. They need to work out a deal. They ought to put them in a room and don't let them out until they got a deal," another said.

"I was going to buy a subscription but I decid held off to see how it was resolved. We usually go to five or six operas a year. And, we'll see what happens, I guess," said a third.

Discussions with another ten unions are now temporarily on hold until the review is complete.

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