By Nicolas Quiroga
Sue Fitzsimmons has been named the new Executive Director of Edmonton Opera.
Through her experience and senior leadership of over 15 years, she helped Edmonton Opera fulfill its mission of bringing the community together through arts experiences.
Fitzsimmons is an experienced choral singer, with a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. She has been a professor at the same University and at the University of Winnipeg, where she has taught musical methods. Additionally, she has held leadership positions with Medicine Hat College and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
“We are fortunate to have Sue join the team at such an important time. We will all benefit from her leadership, generosity and experience. She will mark the difference,” said Joel Ivany, Artistic Director of Edmonton Opera, in an official press statement.
Edmonton Opera’s new season kicks off on October 22 of this year with soprano Karen Slack as the headliner.