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Friday, May 5 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Opening Session LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Opera Conference 2017 will kick off with opening remarks from Marc A. Scorca, president/CEO of OPERA America, along with warm welcomes from Keith Cerny, general director and CEO of The Dallas Opera, and Rhonda Sweeney, president, Opera Volunteers International. Hear from artists who are shaping our art form through their cooperative work.

Speakers
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Keith Cerny

Kern Wildenthal General Director & CEO, The Dallas Opera
Keith Cerny’s career spans music, technology and business. He began studying piano at the age of 10, and made his debut two years later performing Beethoven’s first piano concerto with the Berkeley Youth Orchestra. He subsequently studied Music and Physics at the University of California at Berkeley. After graduating with highest honors in both degrees, he won a Fulbright Scholarship to London. There he studied at the... Read More →
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Marc A. Scorca

President/CEO, OPERA Amerca
Marc A. Scorca joined OPERA America in 1990 as president and CEO. Under his leadership, the OPERA America membership has grown from 120 opera companies to nearly 2,500 organizations and individuals. The organization has also administered two landmark funding initiatives in support of North American operas and opera audiences, and launched an endowment effort in 2000 to create a permanent fund dedicated to supporting new works and... Read More →
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Rhonda Sweeney

President, Opera Volunteers International
Rhonda Sweeney is in her 3rd year as President of Opera Volunteers International and is a former President and Lifetime Trustee of the Houston Grand Opera Guild. Rhonda is a Houston Grand Opera Trustee serving on 3 key committees related to fundraising. She is also involved as a volunteer Director for the Houston District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as President for the University of Houston's Moores School... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Austin Ballroom 3, 2nd Floor

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