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opera director

Gerard Mortier, Belgian opera company director. Decorated Commander des Arts et des Lettres, France; recipient National Medal of Honor, Belgium, Germany. Member of Academy Arts Berlin.

Background

Mortier, Gerard was born on November 25, 1943 in Ghent, Belgium.

Education

Doctor (honorary), University Antwerp, Belgium.

Career

Administrator assistant Flanders Festival, 1968—1972. Artistic planner Duetsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, 1972—1973. Assistant administrator Oper der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, 1973—1977.

Director artistic production Hamburg Staatsoper, 1977—1979. Technical program consultant Théâtre National de 'Opéra de Paris, 1979—1981. General director Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, 1981—1991, Salzburger Festspiele, Austria, 1990—2001.

Founding director Ruhr Triennial Arts Festival, Germany, 2001—2004. General director Opéra National de Paris, 2004—2009. General director designate New York City Opera, 2007—2008, Teatro Real, Madrid, since 2008.

Membership

Member of Academy Arts Berlin.