The American Opera Project Announces AOP Artistic Advisory Council

By Francisco Salazar

The American Opera Project has announced the creation of the AOP Artistic Advisory Council, composed of artists and innovators from the world of opera and beyond.

The new advisory council will contribute their time and wise counsel to advance the mission of The American Opera Project. The new council members will offer their unique ideas and personal insight to the AOP Staff and Board of Directors, mentor creative teams in the development stage, and serve on panels selecting AOP works and artists.

The council members will be compromised of Mark Campbell, Thom Collins, Sasha Cooke, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Alexandra Enyart, Susan Gonzalez, Briana Hunter, J. David Jackson, Laura Kaminsky, Jessie Montgomery, David Michalek, Ravi Rajan, Kimberly Reed, and Huang Ruo.

In a statement Mila Henry, AOP’s Artistic Director said, “When Matt (AOP’s General Director) and I first talked about what we wanted to bring to AOP, one unanimous decision was to expand AOP’s reach, not only through our audiences but through our influences as well. How can we learn from our colleagues, both in–and equally important–outside of the operatic world? This illustrious panel of visionary leaders will provide the insight needed to navigate an ever-evolving terrain.”