Glimmerglass General and Artistic Director Michael MacLeod to Depart Festival at End of 2010 Season

Glimmerglass 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."

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