Opera Parallèle Appoints Executive Director

Janos Gereben on September 3, 2013

Opera Parallèle has named Tod Brody as the company’s first executive director, says Board of Directors Chair Robert Ripps.

Brody — former executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Composers Forum — will work with founder and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement “to create a professional administrative structure to support Opera Parallèle’s operations,” with primary responsibility for financial matters, marketing, fundraising, and working with the Board on strategic planning and organizational development.

Brody is also known as an advocate for 20th and 21st century opera, having performed on flute and piccolo with the San Francisco Opera, Earplay, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, and others; he has been on the music faculty at UC Davis since 1991.