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date: 15 October 2019

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  • Ellen Highstein

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(b New York, Feb 13, 1923; d March 7, 2009). American impresario and music administrator . He attended the Longy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1940–41), where he was a pupil of Boulanger, and then worked for NBC (1941–51). He has held administrative or board appointments with several organizations. He was vice-president in charge of programming at Lincoln Center (from 1963) and general manager of the Metropolitan Opera (1972–5). At the Metropolitan he appointed James Levine music director and John Dexter director of production. He brought new works into the repertory, including Britten’s Death in Venice and Berlioz’s Les Troyens. In 1983 he was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. His autobiography Musical Chairs: a Life in the Arts was published in 1977.

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