Ian Derrer

Chief Executive Officer & General Director at The Dallas Opera

Ian Derrer

Ian Derrer

Chief Executive Officer & General Director at The Dallas Opera

Biography

Derrer joined Kentucky Opera as general director in September of 2016 and during his tenure worked to elevate the artistic excellence of Kentucky Opera's productions, the organization said in a news release
Derrer, 43 and a graduate of the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, was artistic administrator of the Dallas Opera from 2014 to 2016.

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The Dallas Opera

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Interim General Director & Chief Executive Officer at The Dallas Opera

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Acting General Director at The Kentucky Opera

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Director of Development at The Dallas Opera

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Music Director at The Dallas Opera

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Marketing & Ticket Sales Director at The Dallas Opera

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General Director at The Kentucky Opera

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Development & Administrative Director at The Kentucky Opera

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Production Director at The Kentucky Opera

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Artistic Director at The Kentucky Opera

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Associate Director of Development at The Dallas Opera

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In The News
The Dallas Morning News
August 14, 2019
Domingo’s Dallas performance still on for ’20
The New York Times
August 4, 2019
Daniel James, Ian Derrer
Louisville Business First (Kentucky)
October 29, 2018
Top of The List: These are Louisville's largest performing-arts organizations
Louisville Business First (Kentucky)
April 5, 2018
Kentucky Opera director leaving for similar post
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Ian Derrer
Chief Executive Officer & General Director at The Dallas Opera
Career History
Chief Executive Officer & General Director
2018 - Current

Since its glittering 1957 inaugural concert with the legendary Maria Callas, the Dallas Opera has made a national and international name for itself by discovering new world-class talents and enhancing the careers of important artists, directors and designers.

General Director
2016 - 2018

The Kentucky Opera is the state opera of Kentucky, located in Louisville. The operas are accompanied by the Louisville Orchestra. Founded in 1952 by Moritz von Bomhard, it is the twelfth oldest opera company in the United States and has a more than $2 million budget. The Kentucky Opera is an important part of theater in Kentucky. In January 2006, David Roth was announced as the new general director of Kentucky Opera. Roth had been with Fort Worth Opera since 2000 where he was both Director of Production and Director of Finance.

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Ian Derrer is affiliated with The Dallas Opera, The Kentucky Opera

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