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Saturday, May 9 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Opera’s Audiences: Exciting Ideas

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Come learn about the latest innovative projects supported by OPERA America’s grant programs. Building Opera Audiences grants, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, help further groundbreaking projects designed to generate new and more frequent opera attendance. The Opera Fund: Audience Development grants help companies develop deeper relationships with audiences through in-depth learning experiences structured around new and infrequently produced American operas and music-theater works. Company representatives will present their project concepts, including next steps in implementation, and lessons they have learned that can impact the entire field.

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Leah D. Barto

Director of Learning and Leadership, OPERA America
Leah D. Barto is an arts and culture professional specializing in leadership development, arts education, and strategic impact. As director of learning and leadership at OPERA America, she oversees field learning at the annual conference and is the lead administrator for OPERA America’s... Read More →
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Patricia Kiernan Johnson

Director of Marketing and Communications, OPERA America
Patricia is OPERA America's director of marketing and communications and has been with the organization since October of 2008.For those of you keeping score at home, that means this is her tenth conference: Houston (2009); Los Angeles (2010); Boston (2011); Philadelphia (2012); Vancouver... Read More →

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Alejandra Valarino Boyer

Director of Community Programs, Lyric Opera of Chicago
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Ashley Magnus

Director of Development, Chicago Opera Theater
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Kyle Sircus

Associate Managing Director, Playwrights Horizons
Kyle Sircus is the Associate Managing Director at Playwrights Horizons, the celebrated Off-Broadway producer of new plays and musicals by American writers. In this capacity, he oversees the Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit's marketing, communications, ticketing and institutional advancement... Read More →
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Viswa Subbaraman

Artistic Director and Music Director, Skylight Music Theatre
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Arthur White

Audience Engagement Coordinator, Michigan Opera Theatre

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TRG Arts

Director of Strategic Communications, TRG Arts
TRG Arts is a data-driven consulting firm that gets revenue results for opera companies and other arts organizations. For the last 20 years, TRG clients have become more sustainable through proven pricing and audience loyalty development strategies.

Saturday May 9, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Salon F-H - Washington Marriott 1221 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

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