Well, the bluehairs have been heard. The Met is seriously considering bringing the Zeffirelli production back.
For now, Gelb is playing it coy. "There’s a strong possibility," he told the Times, "but there’s a possibility it won’t come back.”
Gelb insists it has nothing to do with the booing: it's because the Met has two lateral stage wagons, the new production of Wagner's Ring cycle needs to use one, Bondy's Tosca uses both, and Zeffirelli's uses one.
But Zeffirelli, who has been very public about his disdain for Bondy('s production), told the Times that the logistical complications are "an excuse," adding, "they just realized they’ve done something terrible."
The production aired on PBS stations last week. In a review in The San Francisco Chronicle, Joshua Kosman admitted there were flaws, but considered them minor overall.
"New Yorkers," he wrote, "are a big bunch of weenies." Which makes Zeffirelli the Weenie King.