San Francisco Opera Names First Chief Operating Officer

By David Salazar

San Francisco Opera has named Theresa Von Klug as its first Chief Operating Officer.

Von Klug will partner with General Director Matthew Shivlock to advance strategic initiatives and develop the goals and vision for the company. She will also oversee the administration of a number of departments, including Music Operations, Patron Operas, and the San Francisco Opera Archives.

“It is an honor to join San Francisco Opera as they celebrate and move into their second century of creating exceptional and inspiring art,” said Von Klug in an official press statement. “I am excited to collaborate with Matthew and the team to continue to strengthen the organization’s work culture, which supports the creation of art that is deeply rooted in San Francisco Opera’s rich history and community. This is a brilliant company of staff, orchestra members, artists and crew members to be working alongside, building new initiatives for opera in the next century.”

Von Klug was previously the General Director at Berkeley Repertory Theatre as well as Interim General Manager of the Public Theater in New York City. She has also worked with New York’s Theatre for a New Audience and New Jersey Performing Arts Center.