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Arizona Opera Director Ryan Taylor Moving on (and up) to Minnesota

The Arizona Republic

Kerry Lengel

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Arizona Opera’s turnaround over the past three years has been dramatic, both financially and artistically. So dramatic, in fact, that the architect of that turnaround has been snapped up by a bigger company.

General Director Ryan Taylor will leave Phoenix at the end of this season to take over as president and general director of the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis, effective May 1.

Oh, that is really disappointing. This is going to be really hard for the opera. This is a hard transition because he was really digging in deep. He is such a good fund-raiser and has a great vision. This is a really big loss.

– Shelley Cohn, retired Director of Arizona Commission on the Arts