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Ian Rye

Pacific Opera Victoria
CEO
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
With Pacific Opera Victoria Ian has stewarded the creation of over 50 new opera productions, supported 5 new opera commissions, cultivated an enhancement of artistic scope and scale, and shaped a co-production model that has positioned Victoria-made productions on opera stages across Canada and the U.S. He has stewarded youth and education programs, community collaborations, and was key to the creation of The Baumann Centre as a community hub for increased participation in opera. During his tenure as CEO, POV has attracted a twenty percent increase in public and private revenues, and invested in the administrative and artistic capacity of the organization. Ian originally studied lighting and scenic design at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and completed his MBA at Royal Roads University.