On Friday 13 January 2023, Opera Europa’s Board met to elect its new office. Ignacio García-Belenguer, General Director of Teatro Real Madrid, was elected President of the association, which now counts 226 members in 42 countries.
Martin Glaser, General Director of Narodni divadlo Brno, was elected Vice-President, alongside Laura Berman, Intendantin of Staatstoper Hannover.
Alexandra Stampler-Brown, Managing Director of Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg was renewed as Treasurer, and Henning Ruhe, Artistic Director Opera/Drama at GöteborgsOperan, was renewed as Secretary.
'It is an honour to be elected to take over the presidency of Opera Europa. I must thank our outgoing president, Anna Maria Meo, for her excellent leadership during the challenging past years, guiding our association through the war in Ukraine and leading the recruitment process of our new director. I look forward to working with Karen Stone and her team to build on our strong basis, welcoming new members to Opera Europa, developing our professional services – our events, forums and Operabook, and growing the reach and diversity of work presented on OperaVision.' Ignacio García-Belenguer
The full Board of Opera Europa is available here
Opera Europa’s General Assembly of Members will meet during the spring conference on 31 March 2023 at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden to elect new members to the Board.