New Orleans Opera Association Announces that GM & Artistic Director to Step Down

By David Salazar

New Orleans Opera Association has announced that its General and Artistic Director Clare Burovac will step down.

Burovac commenced her tenure back in July 2020 and saw an audience increase of 11 percent; moreover, subscription packages reached 133 percent of projected revenue. Burovac programmed the company’s 2023-24 season.

However, per her own admission in an official press statement, Burovac could not continue in the role.

“After careful consideration and discussions with the Board and my family, I have made the difficult, but necessary, decision to pass this torch,” said Burovac. “It’s been an honor to lead this historic company these past years, and I’d like to thank the people of this city who have embraced and supported me and New Orleans Opera throughout my time here.”

A committee will seek out a replacement. Burovac will remain in her position during the transitional period until a new leader is named.

“While we are saddened that Clare is leaving us, we are extremely grateful for Clare’s three years of outstanding leadership of the New Orleans Opera,” added Board President Dwayne O. Littauer. “Clare will be missed, but she leaves a legacy that will be invaluable to the company for many years into the future.”