Festival Opera Names Eman Isadiar as Next Executive Director

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Date: February 16, 2019
Contact email: press@festivalopera.org
Organization: Festival Opera
Phone: 925-322-0970

Artistic Director Zachary Gordin and Board Chair Susie Hanson announced that Eman Isadiar has been appointed Executive Director of Festival Opera. “We are very excited to have Eman Isadiar join our team,” said Ms. Hanson. Eman is ready to bring his skills in production development, audience building and fundraising. He has already introduced new initiatives for strengthening our visibility in the community and bridging to other arts organizations.

“I am proud to join one of the region’s leading professional opera companies, and am especially excited to help realize this July’s production of Susannah — an American tale of feminism and courage. ”

Mr. Isadiar is well known to the artists and musicians of Festival Opera, having worked with Maestro Michael Morgan with the Bear Valley Music Festival for the last several years . He brings his experience in leadership of the Fremont Symphony Orchestra. His collaboration in several other opera and ballet productions will help us extend our work and programming with partners in the community.

With his leadership, we are looking forward to bringing opera, both traditional repertoire and new works, to our East Bay communities. We see this as a step into the future for Festival Opera. As a professional regional opera company our role is to engage audiences through its mainstage productions, intimate artist recitals, free opera in the park concerts, and educational projects of the highest quality.