Monday, January 11, 2010

Opera board backs CEO

The Jan. 10 meeting of the Virginia Opera board turns out to have been a move by some Hampton Roads-based members to oust Gus Stuhlreyer, the company's general director and CEO.

After a 2½-hour public debate over the organization's finances and direction, Stuhlreyer was retained by a vote of 41-6. Among those voting to fire him was Edythe Harrison, the Virginia Opera's founding president, Teresa Annas reports in The Virginian-Pilot: