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Article Published: 14 Oct 2021

Governance Restructured

With a new fiscal year comes new board members, and this year in particular brings an exceptional freshman class, including Afton Battle, general director of Fort Worth Opera; arts consultant Astrid Baumgardner; Khori Dastoor, incoming general director of Houston Grand Opera; composer Kamala Sankaram; and Nadege Souvenir, board chair at Minnesota Opera. Moreover, for the first time, the general directors, trustees, and artists who have historically formed OA’s board will be joined by key staffers from member companies: Alejandra Valarino Boyer, Seattle Opera’s director of programs and partnerships, and Anh Le, director of marketing and PR at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

This article was published in the Fall 2021 issue of Opera America Magazine.

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