Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mark reups at Virginia Opera

Peter Mark has renewed his contract as artistic director and principal conductor of the Virginia Opera through 2012.

Mark, a violist-turned-conductor and onetime boy chorister at the Metropolitan Opera, has been the Virginia Opera's artistic chief since its founding in 1975. Verdi's "Il Trovatore," opening the 2008-09 season, will be his 100th production with the company.