Guerilla appoints new Artistic Directors!
Announcing Our New Artistic Directors
Our board of directors has appointed Aliana de la Guardia and Julia Noulin-Mérat as co-artistic directors! They have been working together to produce the experimental company’s world premiere operas and productions since 2009. Together, now they will serve as the faces of the company.
When the company was founded, percussionist Mike Williams and composer Rudolf Rojahn acted as co-artistic directors, partners who were equally responsible for shaping the artistic vision of the group. In 2016 Rojahn relocated with his family and Mike Williams upheld the artistic directorship. He notes:
After 11 years as artistic director of Guerilla Opera I am thrilled to pass on this leadership to the two brilliant women with whom I have worked so closely during that time. Aliana and Julia have been instrumental in everything we have accomplished and I know that they have progressive ideas which will invigorate our programming and move Guerilla Opera forward.
We also want to welcome new board members:
Andrea Laws, a financial professional from the Moody Street Group
David Frank, Vice President of Design and Innovation at C Space
Nathan Troup, Associate Professor of Opera at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Jonathan Bailey Holland, Chair of Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee