OCCUPATION: General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Since his tenure began, ticket sales have drastically increased, and the Met has begun to offer HD broadcasts of its operas in movie theaters throughout the country and has opened its archive of radio performances for streaming and downloading.
CON: Those who accused him of stripping out the classical music while heading Sony Classical Records in favor of more popular crossovers, such as Yo Yo Ma, now say he is sacrificing the Met's artistic standards in favor of a wider audience.
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