Garry Spector has been attending Metropolitan Opera performances for the last 41 years and has attended over 900 MET performances to date. Since 1995, Garry has been married to the MET Orchestra’s 2nd Oboist, Susan Spector. Garry and Susan were introduced in 1994 by former MET soprano Judith Blegen and her husband, Raymond Gniewek, who served as the MET Orchestra’s Concertmaster for 43 years (1957-2000). Susan and Garry are the parents of Melanie, who sang for seven years in the MET Children’s Chorus. Garry is also a proud member of the MET’s Major Gifts program. When not at the opera, Garry is the Senior Vice President of Fibertek, Inc., a defense contractor located in Herndon, VA.
In honor of Wozzeck’s return to the MET stage, Garry brings you this history of the MET’s long association with Berg’s masterpiece.