San Diego Opera and SDSU announce shared ‘Director of Opera’ positionOnline Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego Opera and the SDSU School of Music and Dance have announced a new, shared position between the two organizations. The “Director of Opera” is a full-time, faculty position that will direct SDSU Opera’s Fall production, teach acting and stage movement for singers, and then act as assistant director on San Diego Opera’s mainstage productions in the Spring.
Creating a full-time position shared between these two organizations will attract high level talent and enhance the quality of opera instruction in the region.
This partnership further develops San Diego Opera’s relationship with SDSU, as a number of students in the school’s opera program are members of the Company’s Opera Exposed program; an intensive training program for outstanding college and young professional singers, with performances throughout the San Diego community.
“Our research indicates that this is the first time in the CSU that an academic institution has partnered with a professional arts organization to serve the public good by providing a direct channel ensuring the longevity of the art form of Opera,” said Joyce Gattas, Dean of the SDSU College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts.
“I’m thrilled about the new Director of Opera position, which brings together the strengths of San Diego Opera and San Diego State University,” shares San Diego Opera General Director, David Bennett. “The successful candidate will bring their considerable artistic skills to both institutions, and foster a collaborative relationship that I know will strengthen and grow in the future.”
SDSU and San Diego Opera are currently conducting a search for this position which will start in the summer of 2018. For more information visit: https://music.sdsu.edu/index.php/people/jobs – music_opera
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