Opera Orlando Announces New Development Manager

By David Salazar

Opera Orlando has announced that Glorivy Arroyo will be the company’s new development manager.

Arroyo is a mezzo-soprano who has over 20 years of experience in arts administration, language, and music education. She has also worked with Odyssey Opera where she secured major gifts from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Working under senior development director Russell P. Allen, Arroyo will be tasked with focusing on grant writing, donor cultivation, special events, and the organization’s annual giving campaign.

“After an extensive search, we are overjoyed to add Glorivy to our growing organization,” said Opera Orlando general director Gabriel Preisser in an official press statement. “Her experience in fundraising, coupled with her expertise as an opera singer and arts administrator is paramount to the success of the Company
moving forward. Furthermore, the timing of this hire could not be better as Opera Orlando has big goals to hit in the next two to three years of its strategic plan, including growing our endowment fund and commencing a capital campaign for the Opera’s future homebase for offices, rehearsals, costume storage, etc.”