Canadian is new opera chief in Ohio

Julia Noulin-Merat, 39, has been named General Director and CEO of Opera Columbus after an international search.

She has been working lately with Boston Lyric Opera.

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  • Why was the search international for a regional opera company? Surely we have enough talent in this huge country. With unemployment so severe, it is unethical to hire a foreigner for one of our key arts jobs.

    • She’s actually American/ Canadian / French and has had her entire career in the US… this article is misleading

  • Hopefully we won’t have to listen to Renee Fleming squeaking and whining like she is in the bathroom trying to get it out, holding it in to such a degree that with the explosive inhalations she roams around dizzy with the rest of the phrase having the same condition that killed Mario Lanza, given what it does to the blood. Or is it just the amazing sound of her approaching the sound of a live possum squeezed against a blackboard!? Truly bad singing, badly done and hopefully totally over with soon. And I think she quite IS responsible for not only ruining that art of Opera, but has caused great distress for those trying to save it, as well as the lives of those NEEDING it!

  • And I’ m not joking either Fleming with her nauseating whining, Gheorghiu with her violent misleading predatory shrieking, Joshua Bell flapping around as if needing his zipper repaired from how much he secretly gets relief exploiting the romantic period. As classical music plummets further into oblivion. It’s disgusting!

  • Congratulations. Well done!! I celebrate the real life outcomes so passionately advocated by progressives. Bringing more and younger women onto the podium, no matter what, can only be a salve to the grievances of the progressive class.

  • Like San Francisco Opera, they hire a millennial staff in order to boost social media presence because that’s where the New Money is.

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