Famed Mezzo Denyce Graves Joins Opera America Board of Directors

Opera America has re-elected its five current board members and has added a total of seven new members.

Among the first time board members are opera patron Carol E. Domina, famed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves-Montgomery, San Diego Opera board chair Carol Lazier, Seattle Opera board chairman John Nesholm and general director of San Francisco Opera Matthew. Additionally, M. De Sisto, global executive for arts and culture and women’s programs and Opera Philadelphia’s general director and president David B. Devan, were elected to rejoin the board.

Each newly elected member starts on July 1, 2017, with their respective terms ending on June 30, 2020.

“I am delighted to welcome to our Board of Directors these seven outstanding new members, each of whom brings valuable skills and insights to support our work,” stated OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca in a press release.

Additionally, five current board members have been re-elected to second terms including Larry Desrochers of Manitoba Opera, Robert Ellis of San Francisco Opera and Opera Parallèle, Perryn Lynch of Houston Grand Opera, Zizi Mueller of Boosey & Hawkes, and Jill Steinberg of VisionIntoArt.



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Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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