Pacific Opera Project Announces New Executive Director

By Francisco Salazar

The Pacific Opera Project has announced the appointment of a new Executive and Development Director, Matt Cook.

Cook recently held positions in development and production with Wild Up New Music ensemble and produced performances on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Fluxus Festival, the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City, and lead partnerships with organizations such as the Martha Graham Dance Company.

He has also worked with the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet in various roles as Managing Director, Project Manager, and Marketing Manager, leading the organization to international recognition in their field.

“I’m thrilled to join Josh Shaw’s vision of creating affordable and entertaining Opera. Serving the entire Los Angeles community has been a dream of mine for many years and Pacific Opera Project is light years ahead of their peers in the effort to cultivate new audiences in the Facebook age,” Cook said in a press release. “I couldn’t be more excited to join the team and meet so many new opera fans.”