Report: Pittsburgh Opera Head Is on Met's Short List

Classic Arts News   Report: Pittsburgh Opera Head Is on Met's Short List
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Mark Weinstein, the general director of Pittsburgh Opera, is a finalist for the Metropolitan Opera's general manager position.

According to the paper, Weinstein is on the company's short list to replace Joseph Volpe, along with Los Angeles Philharmonic executive director Deborah Borda, tenor Plšcido Domingo (who runs the Washington and L.A. operas), and Utah Opera general director Anne Ewers.

The Post-Gazette's list, which is attributed to unnamed sources, differs from a list published by the New York Times earlier this week. The Times said that Borda and Domingo were candidates, but did not mention Weinstein or Ewers. The New York paper also said that Lesley Koenig, the general manager of San Francisco Ballet, and Peter Gelb, the president of Sony Classical, were being considered.

Weinstein, a former staff member at New York City Opera, has been at Pittsburgh Opera since 1997, first as executive director and then as general director. According to the Post-Gazette, he has declined jobs at two other companies, including the Dallas Opera, during his tenure.

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