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Met Collateralizes Chagalls

The Metropolitan Opera has borrowed money against the huge paintings by Marc Chagall hanging in its lobby.

By Lane Brown

The Met Goes Viral

The Metropolitan Opera is launching its own video-on-demand service.

By Amos Barshad

YSL Takes Met Opera Under Its Wing for Four Years

This just in: Coming hot on the heels of yesterday's well-received < ahref="http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionshows/2008/fall/main/europe/womenrunway/yvessaintlaurent/">Yves Saint Laurent show, the maison has announced a four-year sponsorship of New York's Metropolitan Opera — one the biggest philanthropic moves in the house's history.

Ring in Summer!

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If it's not quite summer for you without a little bit of Wagner to go with your fruity cocktails and pastel shirts, you're in luck. Lincoln Center Festival and the Met are presenting the Ring Cycle, performed by the Kirov Opera. It kicks off at 8 p.m. tonight, and — though we know virtually nothing about opera — we can assure you the performance includes a singing women inside what looks like an oversize spun-sugar dessert. At least yesterday's dress rehearsal did. Kirov Ring Cycle 2007 [MetOpera.org]