Pittsburgh Opera Announces New Board Members

By Francisco Salazar

Pittsburgh Opera has announced three new Board members.

Dr. William Poller and Celia Soehner, Esquire have joined the company’s Board of Directors, while mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti has joined its Advisory Board.

Pittsburgh Opera Board Chair Michele Fabrizi said in a press statement, “We are beyond happy to welcome Bill, Celia, and Marianne. Their commitment reflects their belief in Pittsburgh Opera’s mission to enrich the region through beautiful live performances and impactful education programs. We are thrilled they are joining us.”

Soehner, Esquire is an attorney with Morgan Lewis and focuses her practice on advising public companies with respect to corporate governance, federal securities laws, stock exchange, and executive compensation matters.

Meanwhile, Poller is a Diagnostic Radiology Specialist and former Director of Breast Imaging at Allegheny Health Network. Poller is also a passionate opera fan who has been a strong supporter of the Pittsburgh Opera.

Cornetti is one of the leading Verdi mezzo-sopranos of her generation and was a former Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist. She has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, and Wiener Staatsoper, among others.