Minnesota Opera’s Artistic Director Steps Down

Minnesota Opera

The Minnesota Opera has announced that artistic director Dale Johnson will step down at the end of the season after 23 years in the job and 33 with the company.

In a press statement Johnson said, “We have great stability in the organization with our President and General Director Ryan Taylor now in his second season at the helm of the company.”

Before leaving the company Johnson will continue his role through the end of this season, the company’s 55th, and in the summer will become creative adviser to Taylor.

Johnson will also advise the company on developing new work and identifying new artists.

There will not be a replacement to Johnson and instead the company will create a new artistic administration position to execute operations.

The company is set to open “Dead Man Walking” in January followed by “Rigoletto,” Thaïs” and “Fellow Travelers.”


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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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