Opera Saratoga'a Lawrence Edelson to step down

Opera Saratoga
19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today that the 2022 Summer Festival will be the final season in his leadership role with the company. Edelson, who joined the company in 2014, will remain in his position throu... more
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today that the 2022 Summer Festival will be the final season in his leadership role with the company. Edelson, who joined the company in 2014, will remain in his position through the end of July. This fall, he will be joining The University of Houston as Professor of Practice and Artistic Director of The Moores Opera Center, one of the most prestigious programs for the training of operatic artists in the country. Edelson will also continue in his role as Artistic and General Director of American Lyric Theater in New York City, where he mentors emerging opera composers, librettists and dramaturgs and oversees the development of new works. Under Edelson's leadership, Opera Saratoga has reached new and artistic and fiscal heights, even as the company has navigated a series of unforeseen challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic and forced relocation from its home theater due to necessary renovations. Opera Saratoga Board Chair Robert C. Miller says that "Opera Saratoga has thrived under Larry's direction. With a passion for excellence, Larry led with focus, vision, action, and innovation. Larry understood th... more
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today that the 2022 Summer Festival will be the final season in his leadership role with the company. Edelson, who joined the company in 2014, will remain in his position through the end of July. This fall, he will be joining The University of Houston as Professor of Practice and Artistic Director of The Moores Opera Center, one of the most prestigious programs for the training of operatic artists in the country. Edelson will also continue in his role as Artistic and General Director of American Lyric Theater in New York City, where he mentors emerging opera composers, librettists and dramaturgs and oversees the development of new works.

Under Edelson's leadership, Opera Saratoga has reached new and artistic and fiscal heights, even as the company has navigated a series of unforeseen challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic and forced relocation from its home theater due to necessary renovations. Opera Saratoga Board Chair Robert C. Miller says that "Opera Saratoga has thrived under Larry's direction. With a passion for excellence, Larry led with focus, vision, action, and innovation. Larry understood the art as well as the business of opera, always aware that one could never exist without the other. Both artistically and financially, Larry is leaving Opera Saratoga far better than when he arrived. The skill, professionalism, and commitment so ably demonstrated here will serve him well in all his future endeavors. We thank him and we wish him well."

Opera Saratoga Board President Martha Strohl adds that "Larry's artistic direction has enabled the quality of our productions to increase dramatically in terms of repertoire, including presenting new works of social relevance, and in the selection and nurturing of young artists and principal singers. He enjoys a high level of success and recognition in the community, bolstering both the reputation of the company and facilitating increased levels of philanthropic support. We shall miss him, and certainly wish him nothing but the best as he moves forward to this next step in his career."

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Opera Saratoga'a Lawrence Edelson to step down

Sun, July 10
12:00AM
$

Opera Saratoga

19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Spgs, New York 12866

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July 10, Sunday 12:00AM
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