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This edition: Has Peter Gelb Saved the Metropolitan Opera?

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 15, 2014.

First aired: December 22, 2014.

Criticized for controversial new productions featuring renowned theatrical directors and extravagant price tags, Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb stared down his detractors, won growing audiences and rescued the institution from stagnation. He tells Jim Zirin how he won respect for his “new vision” from unions, critics, donors and the general public.

Guest List

Peter Gelb General Manager, The Metropolitan Opera