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The Metropolitan Opera has fired octogenarian stage director John Copley after receiving a complaint about “inappropriate behavior in the rehearsal room.”
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"[John] Copley, 84, has been one of the opera world's foremost directors for decades. He was at the Met directing a revival of his 1990 production of Rossini's Semiramide when a member of the chorus reported that Mr. Copley had made...


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