|Lockout looms as Met contracts set to expire|
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NEW YORK — Figaro might not be getting married anytime soon. Mimi and Rodolfo might not fall in love in that cold Parisian garret. And Macbeth might never murder his way to the throne.
That’s the bleak scenario at the Metropolitan Opera, where fractious labor negotiations threaten to disrupt the new season for the first time in more than 30 years. This week, the company’s general manager, Peter Gelb, vowed to lock out union members — cutting off pay and health insurance — unless they settle before contracts expire July 31.
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