Opera Parallèle Announces New Leader Appointments

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Parallèle General Director and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement has announced the appointment of Ruth Nott as Managing Director and Aileen Tat as Development Director.

The two new appointees will begin their positions immediately. The company also announced that Conductor and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement will become the General Director.

In a statement, Paiement said, “I’m very proud to announce the appointments of Ruth and Aileen to the Opera Parallèle administration. Both women have impressed all of us with their outstanding leadership skills and their enthusiasm for the company’s mission and work. They join us at a pivotal time in the company’s trajectory and I’m confident their extraordinary work ethic and collaboration will contribute significantly to our new administrative structure and artistic success.”

Aside from the two new appointments, Opera Parallèle confirmed the appointments of three new company associates: Michael Mohammed, who will serve in a newly created position as Community Engagement Ambassador; musicians Jessica Bejarano and Jaymes Kirksey as assistant conductors and members of the company’s Artistic Committee for the 21/22 season; and company veteran Daniel Harvey, has been promoted to Artistic and Community Manager, and Assistant to the General and Artistic Director.