Charlottesville Opera Names New General Director

By Francisco Salazar

 The Charlottesville Opera has announced that Christina Deaton DeMarea will become the new General Director.

DeMare has worked as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the Chicago Children’s Choir, during which she worked to set new standards of excellence, expanded programs, increased revenue generation, and helped the organization’s financial sustainability.  She also worked with the University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center, Common Threads. Wynnchurch Capital, and the Jackson Foundation.

In a statement, the CO Board President said, “Christina’s significant nonprofit leadership experience in Chicago, where she built relationships with the private and public sectors: artistic, corporate, philanthropic, community-based and educational institutions, make her a strong fit for this position.

“We are excited by Christina’s passion for excellent artistic production and her track record in leading endeavors that unify and enrich communities. We believe the company will be stronger than ever as we emerge from the pandemic. We are looking forward to envisioning a bright future for Charlottesville Opera with Christina.”