San Diego Opera Announces Two Major Appointments

By David Salazar

The San Diego Opera has announced two major appointments. First off, the company has announced that Dominic Domingo, grandson of iconic opera star Plácido Domingo, is set to take over the position of Director of Administration. Secondly, Andrea Puente-Catán, producer, lecturer, and widow of the late composer Daniel Catán, will join the company as a Major Gifts Officer in charge of Hispanic Affairs.

“Having Andrea and Dominic join San Diego Opera’s staff strengthens our artistic and fundraising capacity and greatly increases our ability to achieve our mission,” stated San Diego Opera General Director, David Bennett. “As we continue to build a company that speaks to the diversity and strengths of our unique community, we need to have all aspects of our operations mirror that commitment. Both Andrea and Dominic are highly respected internationally and bring with them well-established relationships. I’m so excited to see what we will achieve together.”

Domingo’s position will include being advisory and assistant to the General Director of the company. He will also be in charge of contracting the company’s principal artists and conductors.

Domingo previously served as Assistant Company Manager for the Los Angeles Opera and was also the Associate Producer for Opera Recitals at The Broad Stage in Los Angeles. He is also Associate Producer for the Operalia Competition; per the press release, he will continue his duties with the competition while working at San Diego Opera.

Puente-Catán has 10 years of fundraising experience for such companies as the New York City Opera, LA Opera, and Gotham Opera, among others.