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Peter Herman Adler (2 December 1899 – 2 October 1990) was a Jewish American conductor born in Jablonec nad Nisou, which is now in the Czech Republic but was part of Austria-Hungary at the time of his birth.

Adler was the music and artistic director of the NBC Opera Company and National Educational Television. He was a pioneer of televised broadcast of opera, commissioning such works as Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors and Maria Golovin, Norman Dello Joio's The Trial at Rouen, and Bohuslav Martinů's Marriage; Jack Beeson's My Heart's in the Highlands, Thomas Pasatieri's The Trial of Mary Lincoln and Hans Werner Henze's La Cubana. He was also involved in the early career development of such singers as Leontyne Price, George London and Mario Lanza. He later conducted the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 1959 to 1968.

He made only one foray into movies, adapting the music for The Great Caruso in 1950, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.

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