Opera Columbus Names New General Director & CEO

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Columbus has announced its new General Director and CEO.

The Ohio company announced that Julia Noulin-Mérat will replace Peggy Kriha Dye, who left the position in October.

Noulin-Mérat’s has been a producer, designer, and arts administrator for the Boston Lyric Opera and Guerilla Opera and has also served as production designer and producer for More Than Musical, Broadway Asia, and China Broadway.

In a statement Opera Columbus’ board president said, “The entire Opera Columbus board could not have been more impressed by Julia’s wealth of artistic and management experience. Along with her expertise in the area of audience experience, we are confident that she will help further Opera Columbus’ mission, ‘Make It Yours,’ to engage our subscribers and bring new patrons to our productions.”

Meanwhile, Noulin-Mérat said, “Through the years, I have always been committed to producing operas that tell stories of communities that have been historically silenced, unvoiced, and ignored. I am looking forward to presenting narratives that spark our imagination and build cultural equity in the operatic canon.”