Latest Peter Gelb News

Financially struggling Met Opera's 18 productions next season matches the fewest since 1980-81

Feb. 21, 2024 14:54 PM EST

The financially struggling Metropolitan Opera will present 18 productions in 2024-25, matching the current season and pandemic-curtailed 2019-20 for the fewest since 14 in strike-shortened 1980-81. Met general manager Peter Gelb kept up his pivot to contemporary works, starting the...

LA Opera scraps planned world premiere of Mason Bates' 'Kavalier and Clay' adaptation over finances

Jan. 29, 2024 16:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Opera has scrapped plans for the world premiere of Mason Bates' “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” this fall because of finances. The work will instead open with a student cast at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Bates'...

Young Russian mezzo bids for breakout stardom in Met's new 'Carmen'

Dec. 27, 2023 11:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aigul Akhmetshina likes to describe herself as “just an ordinary girl from a small village in the middle of nowhere in Russia.” Not quite. Akhmetshina started performing folk songs of her native Bashkortostan while still a toddler. Her family...