Met casts operas only for the stage

Friday, October 15, 2010

In her review of the Met's new production of "Das Rheingold," ["Was it cast for movie theaters?," Style, Oct. 11], Post critic Anne Midgette wrote, "My theory: This 'Rheingold' was, at least in part, cast for the simulcast." Ms. Midgette was incorrect. We cast solely for our stage performances.

Peter Gelb, New York

The writer is general manager of the Metropolitan Opera.

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