Opera Ithaca Announces New Artistic Director

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Ithaca has announced that Benjamin Robinson will become the company’s Artistic Director beginning with its 2019-2020 season.

Currently, Artistic Director of Raylynmor Opera in Keene, New Hampshire, a position he will retain, Robinson is also an educator as he Lectures in Voice at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work for Opera Ithaca, a company that has already taken many bold steps and set a high artistic bar,” Robinson said in a press statement. “I relish the chance to build on these successes and lead the company in the continued exploration of this art form that I so dearly love. This dynamic community is ripe for helping the opera grow and continue to reach new artistic heights.”

Robinson will succeed Lynn Craver, co-founder of Opera Ithaca and its Artistic Director for its first five seasons. Founded in 2014, Opera Ithaca has brought professional opera to Ithaca and the surrounding region. The company is currently finalizing plans for its 2019-2020 season.