Pittsburgh Opera Announces New Member to Board of Directors

By Nicolas Quiroga

Opera singer and amateur harpist Richard LeBeau has become a member of the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Opera.

Born in Louisville, KY, LeBeau moved to Pittsburgh in 1987 and joined the Mendelssohn Choir, becoming a member of the professional group under the direction of Robert Page. He sang as a chorister in more than 70 Pittsburgh Opera productions over a span of 20 seasons, beginning with a production of Verdi’s “Aida.”

“We are excited to welcome Richard to the Board,” said Dr. Don Fischer, Pittsburgh Opera Board President, in an official press statement. “His passion for vocal and instrumental music will provide a vibrant addition to our Board.”

An avid dog fancier and international judge for the American Kennel Club, LeBeau has written countless articles on his favorite breed of dog, the English Toy Spaniel. He is also the author of “Count Noble: The Greatest Dog That Ever Lived.”