Austin Opera has named Timothy Myers as its artistic advisor for the 2018-19 season.
Myers will work with General Director and CEO Annie Burridge on casting, repertoire planning, and orchestra administration. He will also conduct Austin Opera’s production of the Pulitzer Prize–winning opera Silent Night.
In January, Austin Opera fired its longtime artistic director Richard Buckley citing charges of inappropriate behavior. At the time, the company was in the midst of production of Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos.” Buckley had served as artistic director for 15 years.
Myers, who recently served as artistic and music director of North Carolina Opera and is currently in rehearsals for a new production of West Side Story at Houston Grand Opera. An experienced collaborator in the creation of new works, Myers has conducted world premieres at Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera and Fort Worth Opera.
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