Perhaps the Met is so concerned about colour that they have forgotten about technique and the longevity of the voice.
Then, there is success, and forgetting about technique that also comes into play.
"Who career about longevity! Sing a few money makers. That is what is important. Build another great orchestra, but don't build an Opera House. Singing, you either got it or you don't, that's your problem. We have the greatest management and the greatest conductor. To what avail ..."
Looks like the American Idol television program to me. Amateur!
Jimmy, be a shamed.