Peter Gelb

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Peter Gelb (born 1953 ) is an American arts administrator.wikipedia
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Metropolitan Opera

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Since August 2006, he has been General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
The company is operated by the non-profit Metropolitan Opera Association, with Peter Gelb as general manager.

James Levine

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Gelb produced 25 televised productions for the Met, including the 1990 telecast of Richard Wagner’s complete Der Ring des Nibelungen, conducted by James Levine.
On his appointment as general manager of the Met, Peter Gelb emphasized that Levine was welcome to remain as long as he wanted to direct music there.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD

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This became The Met: Live in HD series, the Met becoming the first performing arts company to offer live high definition broadcasts of its operas to cinemas and other performing arts centres in many countries of the world.
The original idea for presenting operas in this way came from the new incoming general manager of the Met, Peter Gelb in late 2006.

Mythodea

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Examples include cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who was encouraged to record Americana, including an album with fiddler and composer Mark O'Connor and double-bassist and composer Edgar Meyer, Appalachia Waltz; electronic composer Vangelis, who recorded the choral symphony Mythodea; and Charlotte Church, a pop artist who started her career as a classical singer.
Around the year 2000, Peter Gelb was the head of Sony Classical and was steering the record company in the direction of crossover music rather than mainstream classical repertoire.

Sony Classical Records

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From 1995 until joining the Met, Gelb was president of Sony Classical Records.
During the 1990s, the label attracted controversy under the leadership of Peter Gelb, as it emphasized crossover music over mainstream classical releases, failing to make available much of its archive of great recordings.

Joseph Volpe (opera manager)

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Gelb became the 16th General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, taking over from Joseph Volpe, on August 1, 2006.
In fact, Volpe's successor Peter Gelb hired him in February 2010 to represent the Met in its various negotiations with labor unions.

Opera News

Weeks later, following an equally critical essay about the Met under Gelb by Brian Kellow and a negative review of the Met's new production of The Ring, the magazine Opera News—produced by the Met Opera Guild, a support organization—announced it would no longer review Metropolitan Opera productions.
Beginning with the June 2012 issue, the Metropolitan Opera said that Opera News would cease reviewing Met performances, following dissatisfaction among the Met leadership with the magazine's recent critiques of Robert Lepage's production of the Ring Cycle and of the company's direction under Peter Gelb.

Olivia Giovetti

In 2012, radio station WQXR-FM rescinded a blog post by critic Olivia Giovetti reportedly after Gelb complained to the station's chief executive.
In 2012, a blog post written by Giovetti that was critical of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen and the company's general manager, Peter Gelb, was rescinded from WQXR's opera blog after Gelb personally complained to the station.

Rufus Wainwright

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His other ideas have included an annual "family-oriented" presentation at Christmas time, and collaborations with the Vivian Beaumont Theater of Lincoln Center to develop newer musical works with musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Rachel Portman, and Rufus Wainwright.
The opera was originally commissioned by Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb.

The Death of Klinghoffer

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In 2014 Gelb and the Met were dogged by new controversy with a production of John Adams's opera The Death of Klinghoffer, due to criticism that the work was antisemitic.
In June 2014, the Met's general manager Peter Gelb announced that after discussions with the Anti-Defamation League the planned Live in HD transmission of the production would be cancelled.

David Gelb

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His elder son, David Gelb, is a director and cinematographer, most known for his documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
His father is Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera; his paternal grandfather was the Arthur Gelb, a former managing editor of The New York Times.

The Last Romantic

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Among Gelb’s Emmy Award-winning films are Soldiers of Music: Rostropovich Returns to Russia (1991) and Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic (1985), both with Maysles Films.

Arthur Gelb

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Peter Gelb is the son of Arthur Gelb, former Managing Editor of The New York Times, and writer Barbara Gelb.
Arthur and Barbara Gelb were the parents of Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Keri-Lynn Wilson

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Gelb is married to conductor Keri Lynn Wilson.
On 30 July 2003, in Villasimius, Italy, Wilson married Peter Gelb.

Barbara Gelb

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Peter Gelb is the son of Arthur Gelb, former Managing Editor of The New York Times, and writer Barbara Gelb.
They had two sons: Peter, who is General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, and Michael.

Impresario

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At age 17, Gelb began his career in classical music as office boy to impresario Sol Hurok.

Sol Hurok

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At age 17, Gelb began his career in classical music as office boy to impresario Sol Hurok.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Gelb managed the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 1979 tour to China at the end of the Cultural Revolution.

Cultural Revolution

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Gelb managed the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 1979 tour to China at the end of the Cultural Revolution.

Vladimir Horowitz

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The following year Gelb became Vladimir Horowitz's manager.

Tan Dun

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In partnership with the Chinese government, Gelb commissioned the premiere of Tan Dun's Symphony 1997, featuring Yo-Yo Ma, which was performed at the handover of Hong Kong to China.

Yo-Yo Ma

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In partnership with the Chinese government, Gelb commissioned the premiere of Tan Dun's Symphony 1997, featuring Yo-Yo Ma, which was performed at the handover of Hong Kong to China.

Handover of Hong Kong

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In partnership with the Chinese government, Gelb commissioned the premiere of Tan Dun's Symphony 1997, featuring Yo-Yo Ma, which was performed at the handover of Hong Kong to China.

Columbia Artists Management

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In 1982, Gelb founded, and served as president of, CAMI Video, a division of Columbia Artists Management.

Richard Wagner

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Gelb produced 25 televised productions for the Met, including the 1990 telecast of Richard Wagner’s complete Der Ring des Nibelungen, conducted by James Levine.