Mortier, Gerard (b Ghent, 1943). Belg. administrator. Ass. admin., Flanders Fest. 1968–72. Worked at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, 1973. Ass. admin. Frankfurt Opera 1973–7. Dir., artistic prod., Hamburg Opera 1977–9. Programme consultant, Paris Opéra 1979–81. Gen. dir., Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels, 1981–92, a decade of expansion and enterprise in choice of works, producers, and designers. Art. dir. Salzburg Fest. from 1992.
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