The First Met Season Planned By Peter Gelb, Graded By Alex Ross

“The marketing still shines: Gelb has transformed the Met’s public reputation, remaking a conservative bastion into an arena of chic spectacle. His notion of broadcasting opera to movie theatres has succeeded beyond the most optimistic projections … And Gelb continues to demonstrate good taste in nabbing productions from elsewhere.  … As a maker of new shows, though, Gelb is struggling.”