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Sad news: Chief Met Opera negotiator has died

January 2, 2016 by norman lebrecht

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The American Guild of Musical Artists has announced the death of Alan Gordon, a union official whose firmness and patience with the Metropolitan Opera and its general manager Peter Gelb averted a lockout in the summer of 2014. Alan, who was 70, was well-liked on all sides of the tables.

Message from Jimmy Odom, President of #AGMA:

It is with great regret and deep sorrow that I must inform you that on Friday, January 1, AGMA National Executive Director, Alan Gordon, passed away. Alan suffered a stroke on Wednesday and passed quietly in his sleep Friday morning. Arrangements for services are still pending. I know that you will join with me in offering thoughts and prayers for Alan’s family at this difficult time. Fraternally yours, Jimmy

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Comments (5)

  1. Christina Scheppelmann says:

    Very sad news !! We argued during many negotiations, we often agreed to disagree and we even agreed many times ! I will miss him !

  2. Joanne DiMartino says:

    MEMORIAL SERVICE 1/3/16
    Alan Gordon, 70, of Scarsdale, New York, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016. Mr. Gordon was born in New York City, New York on April 22, 1945. There will be a memorial service held at 12:00 Noon on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 21 West Broad Street, Mount Vernon, New York 10552.

  3. Joanne DiMartino says:

    Alan Gordon – MEMORIAL SERVICE. There will be a memorial service held at 12:00 Noon on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 21 West Broad Street, Mount Vernon, New York 10552.

  4. Michael Leventhal says:

    My heart goes out to Alan’s family.

  5. noor khondokar says:

    Volpe was the Met’s third-longest serving manager until his retirement in 2006.http://www.allticketonline.com/Metropolitan-Opera


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