San Diego Opera & SDSU Join Forces For New Position

By Francisco Salazar

San Diego Opera and the SDSU School of Music and Dance have announced a new, shared position between the two organizations.

The new position will be “Director of Opera,” a full-time, faculty position that will direct SDSU Opera’s Fall production, teach acting and stage movement for singers, and then act as assistant director on San Diego Opera’s mainstage productions in the Spring.

The partnership is meant to further develop San Diego Opera’s relationship with SDSU, as a number of students in the school’s opera program are members of the Company’s Opera Exposed program, an intensive training program for outstanding college and young professional singers.

General Director David Bennett said in a press statement, “I’m thrilled about the new Director of Opera position, which brings together the strengths of San Diego Opera and San Diego State University. The successful candidate will bring their considerable artistic skills to both institutions, and foster a collaborative relationship that I know will strengthen and grow in the future.”

The position will start in the summer of 2018.