Maria Todaro is Officially Appointed to Position of General Director of Florida Grand Opera

By David Salazar
(Credit: Tania Barricklo)

Florida Grand Opera has dropped the interim tag and announced the official appointment of Maria Todaro to the position of General Director.

Todaro’s professional life has seen her transition from mezzo-soprano to entrepreneur when she founded a company Arteodor, France at the age of 21; she also co-founded the Hudson Valley International Festival of the Voice. From there she took on the role of stage director with such organizations as Minnesota Opera, Atlanta Opera, and Hawai’i Opera Theater.

“Under my leadership, FGO productions will not merely be performances but immersive adventures that uplift and transform lives,” said Todaro in an official press release. “We are committed to fostering unity and honoring FGO’s legacy. Opera, with its timeless allure, serves as a potent bridge, uniting diverse individuals in shared experiences.”

She was recently named to the position of Interim General Director of Florida Grand Opera in October 2023.

In 2024-25, Todaro will direct her own production of “Carmen” at Florida Grand Opera.