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Proposed Merger with the Metropolitan Opera (1934-1936), Oct 12, 1934 - Jan 1, 1936

Subscription seats sold season 1933-34; Estimated Income and Expenses for season of 28, 30 and 31 weeks 1935-36; Estinmated income and expenses for season of 18 or 20 weeks of concerts, 10 weeks of opera and 1 or 2 weeks of rehearsals; Problems associated with a season of alternating concerts and opera; Documents and budget estimates of income and expenses for the proposed merger of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society and the Metropolitan Opera Associations; Orchestra payroll for concert and opera performances; Memorandum from Bruno Zirato to Arthur Judson listing the difficulties facing the Philharmonic and the Metropolitan due to the Depression and other factors that suggest real advantages of merging the two companies; Memorandum from Bruno Zirato to Anthony Bliss of the Metropolitan Opera explaining "the proposed budgets of the combined organizations"; Proposal of a General Musical Director of the Philharmonic and the Metropolitan; Problem of quality of performances at the Metropolitan Opera, including an overworked orchestra; Proposal of orchestra of 90 for the Philharmonic and 80 for the Met Opera after a merger; Proposed schedule for operas and concerts in merged organization; Salaries of suerintendents and engineers during the opera season; Change in number of opera and concert broadcasts in a merged organization
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
Proposed Merger with the Metropolitan Opera (1934-1936), 12 Oct 1934 - 1 Jan 1936, Folder 009-11-04, Board of Directors Records, New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives.