Over his long and varied career, Peter Gelb has consistently sought to attract new audiences to opera and classical music. Since becoming general manager of the Met in 2006, he has revitalized the company’s repertory, enhanced the theatricality of its productions, and pioneered the use of new media technology to broadcast live performances online and in theaters across the globe.
Extraordinary Lives explores great minds that have shaped our cultural landscape. In this series, Graduate Center President Bill Kelly has one-on-one conversations with a diverse group of vital contemporary thinkers, artists, and visionaries who have indelibly impacted the fields in which they work. Previous participants have included Patti Smith, Ira Glass, and Danny Meyer.