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Article Published: 30 Jan 2021

Transitions: Winter 2021

Staff transitions at opera companies

Debbie Chin has left her post as executive director of Opera Parallèle to become managing director of The Pipeline Project: Girls, a social justice initiative created by Anna Deavere Smith.

Denyce Graves

Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, a board member of OPERA America, has joined The Juilliard School’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts as a distinguished visiting faculty member.

Aspen Music Festival and School has appointed Miah Im, music director of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, as head coach its new Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS Program.

Perryn Leech

Perryn Leech, formerly managing director of Houston Grand Opera, has been named general director of Canadian Opera Company, effective March 1. He continues in an advisory capacity at HGO during its leadership transition.

Yvette Loynaz

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has hired Yvette Loynaz as director of artistic administration. She previously served as director of individual giving at the New World Symphony.

Marco Nisticò

Marco Nisticò, most recently general director of Opera on the James, has been named artistic administrator at Sarasota Opera.