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Saturday, May 21 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Festival Formats: Right for You? LIMITED

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Opera companies are assessing their season formats to find internal efficiencies and shape new experiences for audiences. Concentrated activity is exciting for communities, demonstrates artistic ambition and could relieve costs. Yet festival formats drastically affect cash flow and an organization’s ability to keep audiences engaged throughout the year. Are there ways to incorporate the benefits of an immersive festival experience without drastically changing your season structure? Reflect on the takeaways from Friday’s general session theme and learn from organizations that have already made the shift from producing throughout the year to a solidified festival period.

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Kurt Howard

Managing Director, OPERA America
Kurt Howard is managing director of OPERA America, overseeing the areas of finance and operations, including those of OPERA America’s National Opera Center. Howard has been responsible for revenue growth and cost containment across all departments since early 2014, and he serves as advisor for the New York Opera Alliance. He was previously with Fort Worth Opera, where over the span of a 10-year career he served as both production manager... Read More →

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Susan Dixon

Director of Development, Portland Opera
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Darren Woods

General Direcor, Fort Worth Opera
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Tom Wright

Director of Artistic Planning, Vancouver Opera

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