Friday, September 17, 2010

From the Department of Bittersweet

Today San Diego Opera says goodbye to our Chorus Master of 13 years, Timothy Todd Simmons. Todd joined us with The Barber of Seville and has led the San Diego Opera chorus in over 60 productions. His favorite production in all those years? Peter Grimes. That's one of our favorites too.

Although we hate to see him go, we're quite happy for Todd. He heads South with his family to New Orleans where he'll take on the Executive Directorship for New Orleans Opera. Not only does Todd know music, he knows business, having earned his MBA recently.

So, the Aria Serious crew, and the rest of the San Diego Opera staff, wish Todd good luck, or bon chans as they say in Creole. Thank you for 13 years of incredible dedication, drive, and passion. It's been a pleasure to work with you, and more so, a pleasure to listen to the beautiful music you've created with our chorus. Bravo!

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