Pacific Opera Victoria director of development Yvette Guigueno is the lone Canadian selected to participate in OPERA America’s highly competitive 2020 Leadership Intensive program. Photo courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria

Pacific Opera Victoria exec member earns major honour

Yvette Guigueno to attend prestigious OPERA America leadership program this month in New York

The braintrust of Pacific Opera Victoria is in the spotlight again, as the company’s director of development, Yvette Guigueno, has been selected to participate in OPERA America’s highly competitive 2020 Leadership Intensive program.

She is the lone Canadian chosen and will join participants from the U.S., Europe and Latin America at a week-long learning event at the National Opera Center in New York City later this month. Guigueno’s selection marks the fifth appearance by a member of the POV staff team since the program began in 2012, an impressive percentage of the 13 Canadians picked during that time frame.

“We are very proud of our exceptional employees and congratulate Yvette on her selection,” says Pacific Opera Victoria CEO Ian Rye.

Guigueno’s participation is underwritten by Opera.ca, the national association for opera in Canada. She is one of 15 candidates seen as future industry leaders who were chosen from 44 applicants. The selection process focused on candidates’ potential to make significant contributions to the opera field and grow it in future.

The Leadership Intensive program gives participants a unique experience designed to bolster their leadership capacity and advance their careers.

Guigueno and the others will have professional development opportunities throughout the year to build on what they learn in New York, with webinars and round-table discussions with international arts leaders planned.

For more about Pacific Opera Victoria, visit pacificopera.ca.



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