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Video Published: 13 May 2020

Having a Vision for the Future: Panel Discussion

The progress of opera in America has always been spurred by bold vision and daring leadership, dating from well before OPERA America’s creation in 1970. Some of the most dynamic leaders in the field will reflect on the words of OPERA America’s founder, Glynn Ross, and focus on their meaning for the current challenges and years ahead.


Ann Meier Baker, Director of Music and Opera, National Endowment for the Arts (moderator)
David Gockley, Former General Director, Houston Grand Opera and San Francisco Opera
Peggy Kriha Dye, General Director and CEO, Opera Columbus
Jimmy López, Composer
Nadege Souvenir, Senior Vice President of Operations and Learning, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation; Incoming Board Chair, Minnesota Opera
Tazewell Thompson, Stage Director, Playwright, and Librettist
Francesca Zambello, General and Artistic Director, The Glimmerglass Festival; Artistic Director, Washington National Opera

Conference Sponsors and Institutional Funders:

National Endowment for the Arts
Bank of America
Wallace Foundation
Fisher Dachs Associates
Music Publishers Association
Threshold Acoustics Act 1 Tours
Arts Consulting Group
Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates