Met/AGMA Tentative Agreement Info Session for Met Artists Announced

Published May 18, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas
The Met AGMA Negotiating Committee invites you to the 
Met/AGMA Tentative Agreement Info Session
on Monday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. ET

News of a tentative agreement with the Metropolitan Opera was announced on May 11. All AGMA Artists in good standing who were contracted at the Met since September 2018 or have contracts at the Met for future seasons are encouraged to join our info session on this tentative agreement on Monday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom details leading up to the event. The deadline to register is Monday, May 24, at 11:00 a.m. ET. This info session is designed to: 

  • Describe the process (Why we bargained early, what the Met’s initial asks were…)
  • Explain how the negotiations played out (It was a 14-week process!)
  • Outline terms of the deal (Go through the tentative agreement(s) from the whole bargaining unit as well as from each workgroup)
  • Share why the Committee recommends ratification

 Following this info session, there will be a number of follow-up meetings for working groups of Met Artists between Tuesday, May 25, and Friday, May 28, to discuss the agreement within each group and answer questions. Specific dates and times will be shared with Met Artists soon. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Ned Hanlon, Negotiating Committee Chair, at, or Eastern Counsel Sam Wheeler,, or any of your delegates and committee members. We hope you join us on Monday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. ET. 

In solidarity,

Your Met AGMA Negotiating Committee:

Ned Hanlon, Committee Chair; Ross Benoliel, Chorister; Richard Bernstein, Soloist; Shay Bland, Dancer; Helena Brown, Extra Chorister; Antuan Byers, Dancer; Stephanie Chigas, Chorister; Florencio Cora, Staff Performer; Lianne Coble-Dispensa, Chorister; Jōvan Dansberry, Dancer; Karen Dixon, Chorister; Anne Dyas, Staff Performer; Tobin Eason, Dancer; Ashley Emerson, Soloist; Kenneth Floyd, Chorister; Theresa Ganley, Stage Manager; Katharine Goeldner, Soloist; David Gonsier, Dancer; Katherine Hozier, Dancer; Mary Hughes, Chorister; Nathaniel Hunt, Dancer; Matthew Kernisky, Staff Performer; Jarrod Lee, Extra Chorister; Shawna Lucey, Stage Director; Megan Marino Mayes, Soloist; Brandon Mayberry, Chorister; Scott Moon, Stage Manager; Maria Phegan, Dancer; Daniel Rigazzi, Stage Director; Mark Schowalter, Soloist; Elizabeth Sciblo, Soloist Delegate; Bradley Schelver, Dancer; Marcus Shields, Stage Director; Daniel Smith, Chorister; Andrew Stenson, Soloist; Sarah Weber-Gallo, Dancer