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Met Opera Sued for Misuse of Donations

Representatives of a major donor to the Metropolitan Opera sue to recover millions of dollars they say the opera used against the philanthropist's wishes. At issue is a 2001 television broadcast of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde that featured a "nontraditional" set. Hear George Carpinello, a lawyer for the donor's estate.

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