Met Musicians Fall In at the V.A.

Met Musicians Fall In at the V.A.

A weathered military veteran behind a curbside table is selling hats, stickers, and Armed Forces regalia. To fight the autumn chill, he wears an army jacket, its olive green fabric appearing as geometric chunks between Vietnam service ribbons, patches, and other military insignia. With his flowing white beard, he could play Santa’s tougher brother.

“Hey, what you got in there? An AK-47?” he jokes. “Or is that an AR-15?”

It is the first time that Daniel Shelly’s bassoon case has been mistaken for a weapons carrier – or at least with such precision...

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A Visit to the Music Library

A Visit to the Music Library

There is always more going on at the Metropolitan Opera House than meets the eye: wig fittings, dance rehearsals, orchestral rehearsals.  One particularly busy corner of the Met can be found by descending two stories below the stage level to the music library.  Met 2nd violinist Sarah Vonsattel recently visited the library and spoke with Chief Librarian Robert Sutherland and Assistant Librarian Melissa Robason.  

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