Otto Schenk, Opera Director, Says ‘Don Pasquale’ Is His Last Met Production

By ANNE MIDGETTE [NY Times, 30 March 2006]
“I’m doing this from the Beyond,” said the elderly man in the overcoat.
With his quiet voice and lilting, slightly slurred diction, Otto Schenk did indeed project an aura of world-weariness, like one of the benevolent spirits sent down in old Hollywood films to bring pat, shuffling clarity to the lives of average mortals.