The American Opera Project General Director Steps Down

By Francisco Salazar

The American Opera Project Board of Directors, led by co-presidents Sarah Moulton Faux and Mark Kalow, has announced that General Director Matt Gray will step down from his role at the end of this month.

Gray has worked nearly 20 years with the organization including four years in the top post.

In a statement, Gray said, “It has finally come time to step away from AOP and pursue some of the personal goals that I have delayed in my years of dedication to AOP’s mission and artists. The decision comes with no small amount of emotion at leaving the AOP family, but any sadness is balanced by the pride of the organization’s accomplishments over the years and the excitement of what new visions will bring to its ongoing success.”

Former AOP General Director Charles Jarden will serve as AOP’s interim General Director. Jarden has remained involved with AOP as a member of the Board of Directors and the organization’s Director of Strategic Initiatives.