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Thursday, June 21 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Keynote: A Conversation with John Adams

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Opera Conference 2018 kicks off with words of welcome from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Volunteers International and OPERA America before Timothy O’Leary leads John Adams in a conversation about the inspirations that have influenced his work and underpinned his commitment to bringing resonant stories to the opera stage.

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John Adams

Composer, conductor and creative thinker—John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of American music. His works, both operatic and symphonic, stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance of sound and the profoundly humanist... Read More →
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Peggy Kriha Dye

General and Artistic Director, Opera Columbus
Artistic Director Peggy Kriha Dye is responsible for all production staff, and Opera Columbus’ programming, including mainstage productions, Opera on the Edge productions and education and community outreach programs.Also a professional opera singer, Peggy played the title role... Read More →
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Laura Kaminsky

Composer of AS ONE (co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed), the most frequently produced contemporary opera, with two dozen productions since its 2014 premiere at BAM. Currently working on TODAY IT RAINS (also with Campbell and Reed), commissioned by Opera Parallele in collaboration... Read More →
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Mark Edward Kent

President, The Biome Foundation
Mark Kent is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Operatic Performance from Washington University and Master of Fine Arts in Operatic Performance from DePaul University. Mr. Kent made his professional debut with Opera Theatre of St. Louis in 1999... Read More →
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Anh Le

Assistant Director of Marketing, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Anh is the Assistant Director of Marketing at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL), overseeing all direct mail and print collateral in addition to providing key strategic support for audience building and community outreach efforts. In addition to her duties at OTSL, Anh has spoken... Read More →
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Susan Malott

Managing Director, San Francisco Opera
Susan Malott has been Managing Director of San Francisco Opera Guild since 2006. Prior to taking on this staff position, she served on the Opera Guild’s Board of Directors for 15 years. Susan received her Bachelor of Music in voice from Northwestern University and has over 25 years... Read More →
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Timothy O'Leary

General Director, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Timothy O’Leary has been General Director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis since 2008, heading a leadership team that includes OTSL Music Director Stephen Lord and Artistic Director James Robinson. Mr. O’Leary currently also serves as Chairman of the Board of OPERA America, the... Read More →

Ruth Orth

Trustee, Pensacola Opera
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Karen Quisenberry

Production Director, Minnesota Opera
Karen Quisenberry joined Minnesota Opera as Production Director in August 2013. Since her arrival she has had the privilege of working on a number of world premiers including The Manchurian Candidate, The Shining, and Dinner at Eight, while helping to develop creative design teams... Read More →
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Marc A. Scorca

Marc A. Scorca joined OPERA America in 1990 as president and CEO. Under his leadership, the OPERA America membership has grown from 120 opera companies to nearly 2,500 organizations and individuals. The organization has also administered two landmark funding initiatives in support... Read More →
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Roger Weitz

General Director, Opera Omaha

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ADA Artist Management

Opening Session Sponsor
Founded in 2004, the team at ADA Artist Management works to identify exciting new talent and nurture the careers of the finest performers who excel in a variety of genres and repertoire, from emerging to internationally renowned artists. Our goal is to be as dedicated to our craft... Read More →

Thursday June 21, 2018 9:15am - 10:30am CDT
Regency Ballroom C/D, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012
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