Glimmerglass General and Artistic Director Michael MacLeod to
Depart Festival at End of 2010 Season
Opera announced today that Michael MacLeod, the company's general
and artistic director since 2006, will leave the upstate New York
summer festival in August, at the conclusion of its 2010 season.
"I am extremely proud of the company's artistic achievements under
my leadership, and I am especially gratified that we were able to
sustain support and create a solidly-balanced budget for 2010
without sacrificing artistic quality or the number of productions
or performances," MacLeod said in a statement released by the
company today. "This is a remarkable accomplishment today, and I am
pleased that I am able to leave the company in good shape."
The executive committee of the opera's board of trustees intends to
announce in the coming weeks a new director, who will be
responsible for planning the 2011 season.
"Michael has brought a wonderful and stimulating artistic vision to
Glimmerglass, and he will be missed," Elizabeth Eveillard,
Glimmerglass Opera's board chair, said in a statement. "Because of
the company's legacy, we have been able to move forward quickly
with a succession plan."
More information can be found at Glimmerglass.org and the
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