American Repertoire Council

The American Repertoire Council is a committed group of volunteer advisors who steer Opera Philadelphia’s commitment to new works. Comprised of a diverse mix of composers, performers, and cultural leaders, the Council meets regularly under the leadership of Nathan Gunn. 

NATHAN GUNN | Operatic Baritone & Director of the American Repertoire Council

LEMBIT BEECHER | Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence

SARAH BILLINGHURST | Former Assistant General Manger for Artistic Affairs at The Metropolitan Opera

ANNIE BURRIDGE | Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement

DAVID B. DEVAN | General Director & President

MIKAEL ELIASEN | Artistic Advisor; Departmental Chair in Vocal Studies, Curtis Institute of Music

YOUNGMOO KIM | Director, ExCITe Center of Drexel University and Opera Philadelphia Technologist in Residence

DAVID LAI | Conductor and Music Producer

MISSY MAZZOLI Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence

DANIEL K. MEYER M.D. | Chairman, Opera Philadelphia

ZIZI MUELLER | President of Boosey & Hawkes Classical Music Publishing Company

ANDREW NORMAN Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence

ERIC OWENS | Operatic Bass-Baritone

DAVID HYDE PIERCE | Emmy and Tony Award-Winning Actor

DAVID PITTSINGER | Operatic Bass-Baritone

GUTHRIE P. RAMSEY JR. | Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania

GENE SCHEER | Songwriter and Operatic Librettist

JOANNA SETTLE | Director of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts