Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Opera taps artistic advisor

The Virginia Opera has named Robin Thompson, former director of artistic administration at the New York City Opera, as its artistic advisor. Alan D. Albert, president-elect of the opera board, says Thompson will work with the company "for a limited time," Teresa Annas reports in The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk):


The Washington Post's Anne Midgette quotes a statement from Thompson, saying his role with the Virginia Opera will be "to offer a sense of stability to the casting and season planning process during the transition" following the dismissal of Peter Mark, the company's longtime artistic director: