Zack Hayhurst joined Arizona Opera at the beginning of the 2011-12 season as the Artistic Liaison. In his current role as Artistic Administrator, Zack manages the artistic department, which includes all matters related to casting the artists you see on the Arizona Opera stage. This also includes working in collaboration with the General Director and Head of Music in planning future seasons, and the administration of the Marion Roose Pullen Arizona Opera Studio.
Prior to joining Arizona Opera, Zack worked in various capacities with companies such as The Glimmerglass Festival, Wolf Trap Opera, Washington National Opera, Washington Performing Arts Society and The Choral Arts Society of Washington. Apart from his private study of both voice and piano, Zack has a Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communications, and an M.A. in Arts Management from American University.
Zack was also a recent recipient of the 2013 Opera America Leadership Intensive Fellowship.