Matthew Shilvock has been named General Director of San Francisco Opera and will assume his new position as the Company’s seventh director on August 1, 2016 on a five-year contract. He is currently Associate General Director of San Francisco Opera. The announcement was made today, 23 September 2015, by Keith Geeslin, President of the San Francisco Opera Association; John Gunn, Chairman of the San Francisco Opera Board of Directors; and Steven Menzies, Chairman of San Francisco Opera Association’s Search Committee and Board Treasurer, at a War Memorial Opera House press conference. Mr. Shilvock’s nomination was confirmed at a special Board of Directors meeting on Friday, September 18. He succeeds General Director David Gockley, who announced in October 2014 his intention to retire in July 2016.
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