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  Susan Danis  

SUSAN T. DANIS

General Director and CEO

Susan T. Danis is the General Director and CEO for the Florida Grand Opera. Danis comes to FGO with more than 25 years of arts administration, having most recently served as Executive Director of Sarasota Opera for the past 12 years. During her tenure in Sarasota, the companys operating budget more than doubled, growing from $3.2 million to over $8 million. Beating fundraising goals at every turn, Danis increased individual giving by more than 200% in a seven-year period and raised more than $47 million for a capital campaign, part of which funded the $20 million renovation of the companys historic theater.

A proven leader in the opera community, Danis completed a six year term as a member of the Board of Trustees of OPERA America, three of which she served as treasurer. Danis holds a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in International Marketing, from the University of Hartfords Paris Program, and a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University.

Danis will be embarking on her third season with Florida Grand Opera with a continued focus on bringing a new artistic vision with provocative repertoire that resonates with the diverse communities in South Florida. This vision has helped to bring a new level of national and international recognition to Florida Grand Opera starting with the critically acclaimed production of Marvin David Levys Mourning Becomes Electra and Giuseppe Verdis Nabucco along with more intimate productions such as Andy Voress No Exit during the 2013-2014 Season.

     

  Maestro Ramon Tebar  

RAMN TEBAR

Principal Conductor

Maestro Ramn Tebar has successfully served as Music Director of Florida Grand Opera (FGO) since 2011, following his acclaimed debut in 2010. A dynamic young conductor whose articulate command of the opera and orchestral stages has resulted in increased commitments both nationally and abroad, Tebar has renewed his contract for an additional two seasons, and will continue to lead FGO productions through the 2015-16 season as Principal Conductor.

Born in Valencia, Spain, Maestro Tebar has the distinction of being the first Spanish conductor to be appointed Music Director of an American opera company, the FGO. Artistic Director of the Palm Beach Symphony since 2010, this past January 2014 Tebar was appointed Music Director of the Dominican Republics biannual Festival Musical de Santo Domingo, and in May 2014 was appointed Artistic Director of Floridas Opera Naples.

Tebar's guesting credits include distinguished organizations worldwide, among them Italy's Teatro Regio di Torino, Germany's Kolner Philharmonie, Netherlands's Het Concertgebouw, Spains Orquesta Sinfonica Ciudad de Oviedo, Frances Orchestra de Rouen Haute-Normandie, and Russias St. Petersburg Symphony. Amongst the acclaimed artists with whom he has worked are Roberto Alagna, Joshua Bell, Joseph Calleja, Gautier Capucon, Placido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, Maria Guleghina, Ben Heppner and Renata Scotto.

Since 2005, Ramn Tebar has been part of the musical staff of Palm Beach Opera and Cincinnati Opera, working in around 40 opera productions, while maintaining a full schedule in Europe. Maestro Tebar has been honored twice with FGOs Henry C. Clark Conductor of the Year Award (2010, 2013).

     

     

 

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