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Syracuse Opera Board of Directors announces new officers & appoints four new members

July 16, 2013

(Syracuse, NY) Following its recent annual meeting, the Syracuse Opera Board of Directors has elected a new slate of officers and appointed four new members to lead and serve the professional opera company during its 2013-2014 season and fiscal year.

Officers for the Syracuse Opera Board of Directors now are:

Chairman of the Board, Daniel Larson

Vice Chair, Amy Van Kirk

Treasurer, Jim Poole

Secretary, Don Lynch

Board Development Chair (Interim), R. Andrew Hagen

In addition, four new members were appointed to the Syracuse Opera Board of Directors, each with strong ties to and former experience with the organization. They are:

Eileen W. Price

David M. Rubin

Hildegard Schulze

Barbara Stone

Eileen W. Price is a financial profes­sional with AXA Advisors and the co-creator of “Women, Wealth and Wisdom,” empowering people with financial knowledge to help better their lives. Ms. Price has a long history with Syracuse Opera, having served as its director of development for 18 years. She is a resident of Skaneateles, NY.

David M. Rubin was Dean of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University from 1990 to 2008, and is now a member of the full-time faculty of the school. Professor Rubin is currently the host and co-creator of "The Ivory Tower Half Hour" on WCNY-TV. He also writes a column once a month for the Syracuse Post-Standard and regularly reviews opera for the website CNYCafemomus.com, where his work is archived. He is a resident of Fayetteville, NY.

Hildegard Schulze is a former Syracuse Opera board member who has supported Syracuse Opera since 1974, the year the professional opera company was founded. Following her retirement from Key Bank, Ms. Schulze co- founded the Syracuse Opera Aria Society, which promotes and supports opera education, and served as its President for three years. She is a resident of Syracuse, NY.

Barbara Stone is currently Director of Planning Services at Crucible Materials Corporation. An avid opera patron, she previously served two terms on the Syracuse Opera board. Ms. Stone is a resident of Baldwinsville, NY.

Syracuse Opera’s 2013-2014 main stage season includes:

· five performances of The Tragedy of Carmen, Peter Brook’s adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen, October 11-20, 2013; a Syracuse Opera main stage premiere sung in French with projected English titles

· five performances of the Syracuse premiere production of Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires – A Tango Opera, January 31-February 9 of 2014; sung in Spanish with projected English titles

· and one performance of The Gershwins’® Porgy and Bess in Concert on April 6, 2014; sung in English with projected titles.

Performances take place in the Mulroy Civic Center in downtown Syracuse; The Tragedy of Carmen and Maria de Buenos Aires in the Carrier Theater, and Porgy and Bess in Concert in the Crouse-Hinds Theater.

Season subscriptions to all three operas start at $56 and are available by calling (315) 475-5915. To learn more about Syracuse Opera, visit www.SyracuseOpera.com.

Michael A. Connor
Director of Advancement