Board of Directors

CHAIR
Timothy O’Leary
General Director, Washington National Opera

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IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Frayda B. Lindemann, Ph.D.
Trustee, The Metropolitan Opera

VICE-CHAIR
Wayne S. Brown
President and CEO, Michigan Opera Theatre

VICE-CHAIR
Annie Burridge
General Director, Austin Opera

VICE-CHAIR
Laura Kaminsky
Composer

TREASURER
Evan J. Hazell
Trustee, Pacific Opera Victoria

SECRETARY
Perryn Leech
Managing Director, Houston Grand Opera

PRESIDENT/CEO
Marc A. Scorca
OPERA America

Members

Héctor Armienta
Composer and Artistic Director, Opera Cultura

John E. Baumgardner Jr.
Trustee, On Site Opera

C. Graham Berwind, III
Managing Director, The Metropolitan Opera

Ned Canty
General Director, Opera Memphis

Tassio Carvalho
American Airlines

Rena M. De Sisto
Bank of America

Larry Desrochers 
General Director, Manitoba Opera

David B. Devan 
General Director, Opera Philadelphia

Carol E. Domina 
Director, The Metropolitan Opera
Trustee, Opera Omaha

Peggy Kriha Dye 
General Director, Virginia Opera

Michael Egel 
General Director, Des Moines Metro Opera

Robert Ellis 
Trustee, San Francisco Opera

Anthony Freud 
General Director, Lyric Opera of Chicago

Barbara Glauber 
Trustee, New England Conservatory

Denyce Graves-Montgomery 
Mezzo-Soprano

Carol F. Henry
Trustee, Los Angeles Opera

Carol Lazier 
Trustee, San Diego Opera

Susan G. Marineau 
Trustee, The Santa Fe Opera

Beth Morrison 
President and Creative Producer, Beth Morrison Projects

Zizi Mueller 
Boosey & Hawkes
Ricordi NY

Lee Anne Myslewski
Vice President, Opera and Classical Programming, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

John Nesholm
Trustee, Seattle Opera

Bill Palant
Étude Arts

Marilyn Pearson
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Jane DiRenzo Pigott
Trustee, Lyric Opera of Chicago

Ian Rye
CEO, Pacific Opera Victoria

Matthew Shilvock
General Director, San Francisco Opera

L. Michelle Smith
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Jill Steinberg
Trustee, Heartbeat Opera
Trustee, National Sawdust

Ryan Taylor
General Director, Minnesota Opera

Dona D. Vaughn
Artistic Director, Opera Maine

Roger Weitz
General Director, Opera Omaha

Carole Yaley
Trustee, Central City Opera

Emeritus Members

David Gockley

Charles MacKay

Susan F. Morris

Ex Officio

James M. Barton
Chair, National Opera Center Board
Trustee, The Glimmerglass Festival

Christina Loewen
Executive Director, Opera.ca

Alejandra Martí
Executive Director, Ópera Latinoamérica

Nicholas Payne
Executive Director, Opera Europa

National Opera Center Board

James M. Barton, Chair
John E. Baumgardner Jr.
Larry Bomback
Todd Calvin 
Henry Cox III
Douglas Cuomo
Margee M. Filstrup
Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Ed.D. 
Jane A. Gross 
Virginia Lauridsen
Mont Levy
Karen Kriendler Nelson
Frederick W. Peters
Jane A. Robinson
Anthony Rudel 
Michael Scimeca, M.D.
Jeri Sedlar
Thurmond Smithgall
Shoshana Tancer
Barbara Augusta Teichert