FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2008
Contact: Jim Fullan
PORTLAND OPERA NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATION
Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano has named Ms. Clare Burovac as the Company’s first Director of Artistic Administration.
“This is a key position in our Company,” he said. “The success of every aspect of our operations, from ticket sales to fundraising, is driven by the artistic quality of our opera productions. Bolstering our artistic team is an important part of our determination and dedication to continued artistic growth. Clare brings us the talent, the operatic experience, and the relationships within the opera world to help us reach a new artistic level.”
As the Director of Artistic Administration, Ms. Burovac’s wide-ranging responsibilities will include oversight of the Portland Opera Studio program, negotiating artists’ contracts, researching and recommending artists, acting as primary liaison between the Company and its chorus and orchestra, negotiating performance rights, among many other activities.