Overnight press release:
CHICAGO (10/20/16) –Lyric Opera of Chicago today announced that, at its meeting earlier today, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to renew acclaimed general director Anthony Freud’s five year contract. Mr. Freud will continue to lead the organization as general director through the 2020/21 season.
The unanimous decision by the Board of Directors reflects the significant contributions Freud has made during his first five years at Lyric. Among his many achievements, Freud continued to build Lyric’s reputation as one of the world’s premier opera companies; conceived and launched the Lyric Unlimited community engagement and education initiative; introduced the American Musical Theater Initiative to attract new audiences and revenue opportunities; and forged important relationships with a variety of other cultural organizations…. He previously served as general director of both Houston Grand Opera (2006-11) and Welsh National Opera (1994-2005).