San Francisco’s new Director

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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