Hired last week, business consultant and longtime opera patron Liz Tullis has begun her new job as Opera San Antonio’s new executive director.
Opera San Antonio is undergoing its second leadership change in recent months, with the hiring of Adam Diegel as artistic director. Diegel replaces Enrique Carreón-Robledo, who had been general and artistic Director of the company.
Mel Weingart, founder and first chairman of Opera San Antonio, has retired and will become chairman emeritus.
Blair Labatt, vice Chairman since 2015, will assume the leadership role.
It took OPERA SA a village of singers, musicians, and designers, plus truckloads of sets, and costumes, to put together its production of Macbeth.
Sustaining an ongoing opera company in San Antonio the way Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin have done has proven elusive.
SOLI works to shake things up and offer a fresh perspective on traditional interpretations of Mozart’s compositions, in this case The Magic Flute.
The event, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., is organized by the newly founded AEM Cultural Committee, in partnership with Opera San Antonio and Art Legacy.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Board Chairman J. Bruce Bugg Jr. asked Bexar County Commissioners top contribute a little more than $7.5 million for half of a nearly$16 million parking garage that will be built on a triangular lot at the corner of Taylor and 4th Streets, a short walk away from the Tobin Center.
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will host OPERA San Antonio’s first completely traditional opera, Madama Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini. The performance opened on Thursday evening and there will be an encore on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. With technical support provided by Glimmerglass Festival, this production features period costumes and classical staging.
OPERA San Antonio opens its 2015-2016 season at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts with “Madama Butterfly,” Giacomo Puccini’s classic tale of heartbreak, in the H-E-B Performance Hall under the direction of Garnett Bruce.