Vancouver Opera Names New General Director

By Francisco Salazar

Vancouver Opera Board Chair, Bill Maclagan, Q.C., has announced that the current interim General Director, Tom Wright, will become Vancouver Opera’s General Director.

Wright has worked extensively with the Vancouver Opera and has held senior leadership positions in opera in Canada and the U.S.  for over 20 years. He was instrumental in the creation of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program and was the Director of Artistic Planning for Arizona Opera and the Director of Production at Calgary Opera.

“With my experience at Vancouver Opera I am well aware of the current challenges our organization, along with many others, will face in the coming months. During this time, I would like to thank everyone for their support of the organization including our senior leadership team, all members of the board, our donors and volunteers, and our opera community,” Wright noted in a press statement.

“I would like to acknowledge the board’s dedication to protecting the integrity of the organization as we navigate these uncharted waters of a global pandemic. My commitment is to maintain the artistic and cultural mandates of the Vancouver Opera while ensuring its future financial success.”