Glimmerglass Opera General & Artistic Director to Leave at End of 2010 Season
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (February 23, 2010) — Michael MacLeod, General & Artistic Director of Glimmerglass Opera, will leave the company at the end of the 2010 season, after five years with the upstate New York summer opera festival.
“I am extremely proud of the company’s artistic achievements under my leadership, and I am especially gratified that we were able to sustain support and create a solidly balanced budget for 2010 without sacrificing artistic quality or the number of productions or performances,” MacLeod said. “This is a remarkable accomplishment today, and I am pleased that I am able to leave the company in good shape.”
The Executive Committee of the Glimmerglass Opera Board of Trustees anticipates a successful transition of company leadership.
“Michael has brought a wonderful and stimulating artistic vision to Glimmerglass, and he will be missed,” Eveillard said. “Because of the company’s legacy, we have been able to move forward quickly with a succession plan.”
The new director will be announced in coming weeks, in time to plan the 2011 season.
A celebration of MacLeod’s tenure is being planned.
Established in 1975 and based in Cooperstown, New York, Glimmerglass Opera is a professional, non-profit opera company that offers performances of four operas that run in rotating repertory during July and August. Since its opening in 1987, the company’s Alice Busch Opera Theater has been home to more than 85 productions. The 2010 Festival runs from July 9-August 24 and will feature 44 performances of four new productions: Puccini’s Tosca, Copland’s The Tender Land, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Handel’s Tolomeo. For additional information, call (607) 547-2255 or visit www.glimmerglass.org.