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Arizona Opera names Austin's Joseph Specter as general director

The Arizona Republic

Kerry Lengel

Medium: Print

When Arizona Opera general director Ryan Taylor announced he would be leaving in May, the company immediately started looking for a new leader in very much the same mold.

On Thursday, April 28, the Phoenix-based company named its choice: Joseph Specter, currently general director of Austin Opera in Texas.

I think that the work that Ryan and the rest of the company did during his time was incredible work and elevated the conversation around Arizona Opera as a company, I believe locally but certainly nationally. I want to carry that banner forward.

– Joseph Spector, Director