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Article Published: 20 Oct 2021


From singing on stages across the world, to providing support for the arts through a senior position at the Packard Humanities Institute, to making a big splash as general director of Opera San José, Khori Dastoor has seen opera from all sides. Those experiences — as well as her vision for the industry and willingness to push up against people’s comfort zones — caught the attention of Houston Grand Opera, where Dastoor will begin serving as general director and chief executive officer and Margaret Alkek Williams Chair in January. Marc A. Scorca spoke with Dastoor (who is also a board member of OPERA America) to learn more about where she’s been and where she’s heading.

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

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