The Lyric Opera of Chicago has appointed Matthew Ozawa as Director of Artistic Administration.
Ozawa is a renowned state director who has directed productions at San Francisco Opera, Des Moines Metropolitan Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Colorado Opera, Lyric Opera Chicago, Sante Fe Opera, St. Louis Opera, and West Edge Opera, among others. many others.
In his new position, Ozawa will oversee major departments including Casting and Art Planning, Music Administration, the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, and the Lyric Company Management Department. He will also join the company’s management team.
“I am delighted to welcome Matthew as the new CAAO. Beyond his extensive work for and at Lyric, he has extensive experience as a director working with companies across the country,” said Anthony Freud, Managing Director, President and CEO of Lyric, in a statement. official press release. “Matthew is also an artistic director and educator, with experience in disciplines ranging from opera and musical theater to dance and visual arts. We look forward to Matthew joining the company in this newly created position. He will play a key role in our continued efforts to build a vital and vibrant future for Lyric Opera of Chicago through our deep shared commitment to advancing our art and our artists in service to our ever-expanding audience.