David Lomelí Appointed Chief Artistic Officer of Santa Fe Opera

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Lauren Bloom)

The Santa Fe Opera has announced the appointment of David Lomelí as its Chief Artistic Officer. Lomelí will be responsible for the artistic operations of the company including casting.

“I could not be more thrilled to welcome David to the Santa Fe Opera. Not only is he one of the leading casting directors of his generation with a demonstrated commitment to greater diversity in casting, he also brings with him a truly impressive digital media acumen as evidenced by the extraordinary success of the TDO Network,” said Santa Fe Opera General Director Robert K. Meya.

“The Santa Fe Opera holds a great deal of meaning for me personally and as an artist. I am excited and grateful to become a part of its history. Through our shared values of hard work, creativity, compassion, empathy and diversity, we will keep welcoming the world’s most exciting artists to the incredible creative center that is the Santa Fe Opera,” said David Lomelí.

Lomelí joined the Dallas Opera in 2014 as Artistic Coordinator and was named Director of Artistic Administration in 2018. He also holds the position of the Casting Consultant at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Lomelí will continue to serve at the Dallas Opera in the role of Artistic Consultant.

Lomelí has enjoyed a successful operatic career. He performed on the major world opera stages, including Opéra National de Bordeaux, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden, Canadian Opera Company, Oper Frankfurt, Pittsburgh Opera, Opéra de Lille, and San Francisco Opera, among others.

Lomelí will begin his tenure at the Santa Fe Opera on May 1, 2021.