Tickets for 2021-22 will go on sale Oct. 12 and Gelb hopes people will role over their tickets from 2020-21 rather than seek refunds. He also hopes for early negotiations to revise contracts that expire next summer with The American Guild of Musical Artists, which represents the chorus, and Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, which represents the orchestra.
The Met intends to shorten some of its presentations when it returns and start more performances at 7 p.m.
“We can’t resume performing until the pandemic is over with a vaccine that’s widely available and herd immunity having been achieved, and even then the audience is going to return slowly,” Gelb said. “One of the things that we have to mind going forward is a way with our unionized employees, new economic arrangements that the company can afford going forward.”
“Eurydice” stars Erin Morley in a Mary Zimmerman staging conducted by Nézet-Séguin that opens Nov. 23, 2021. “Hamlet” stars Allan Clayton,…