Guess who’s 70 today


He’s battling cancer and he divides opinion wherever he goes, latterly as director of the Teatro Real in Madrid. But music would be a duller, poorer universe without Gerard Mortier and we expect most readers will join us in wishing him a happy day and a speedy recovery.

Here’s a tribute in the FAZ.

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  • We wish you most cordially all the best!!! Aglika and Liuben (Genova & Dimitrov piano duo)

  • Alberto Martinez says:

    Happy Birthday Gerard Mortier!!

  • Gaffney Feskoe says:

    Happy Birthday M. Mortier and many more to come.

  • Ed says:

    Many happy returns Monsieur Mortier.

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