Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Extends General Director’s Contract

By Francisco Salazar

The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has announced the renewal of General Director Andrew Jorgensen’s contract.

The board of directors led by Kim Eberlein announced the renewal for an additional five-year term. Jorgensen well now lead the company through June 30, 2028, which will mark Jorgensen’s 10th year at Opera Theatre.

In a statement Eberlein, “Andrew has proven himself to be exactly the right leader for this time in America, as the arts embrace more diverse voices, incorporate exciting advances in technology, and strive to connect our community in new ways. During these past few years of challenges, Andrew has demonstrated incredible integrity, openness, and wisdom to successfully navigate through this period. We’re excited to see how OTSL will continue to flourish in the next six years under his thoughtful, visionary leadership.”

Meanwhile, Jorgensen noted, “I’m elated to be leading this phenomenal company for another six years, and I’m so grateful for the Board’s trust and faith in me. OTSL’s future is bright, and we’re all excited about our journey forward. I’m fortunate to work in such a culturally rich city with visionary artistic partners, an incredible staff, and the most wonderful patrons and donors. My husband Mark and I are thrilled to grow our family in this fantastic community.”