Santa Fe Opera
COC's General Director and SFO's Artistic Director appointee, Alexander Neef. Photo: Bo Huang

The Canadian Opera Company has announced today that General Director Alexander Neef is to become the new Artistic Director of Santa Fe Opera. Neef will continue as COC General Director along with his new seasonal role in Santa Fe.

SFO is also welcoming Robert K. Meya as General Director, effective Oct. 1 2018, and English conductor Harry Bicket will take on the role of Music Director.

“Santa Fe Opera is one of the most renowned cultural organizations in North America and I am thrilled to join its team,” says COC General Director and Santa Fe Opera Artistic Director Designate Alexander Neef. “The COC and Santa Fe both share an uncompromising commitment to artistic excellence, as evidenced by the successful co-productions we’ve mounted together in recent years. I look forward to working with Robert Meya and Harry Bicket as we explore the infinite possibilities of opera in the 21st century.”

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