05/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Things Must Be Really Bad!

The Metropolitan Opera just got a $30 million gift.

"It came at a time when the Met is sorely in need of cash," Peter Gelb, the Met's general manager, said in an interview at his office on Friday. "We really need it, and we need a lot more than that. We have been in a position of significant financial challenge."

"It's not enough to save us," Mr. Gelb said, but "it's a very timely and important gift from a longtime supporter of the Met."

"Wow!" is all I can say.......