Opera Philadelphia

The 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
Nathan Gunn, Director

Council Members

Nathan Gunn

Operatic Baritone & Director of the American Repertoire Council

Sarah Billinghurst

Former Assistant General Manager for Artistic Affairs at The Metropolitan Opera

Annie Burridge

Managing Director, Opera Philadelphia

David B. Devan

General Director & President, Opera Philadelphia

Mikael Eliasen

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

Kristy Edmunds

Executive and Artistic Director of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

David Hertzberg

Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence

Youngmoo Kim

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

David Lai

Conductor and Music Producer

Daniel Lerner

Faculty, New York University

David Levy

Senior Vice President, Artistic Operations, Opera Philadelphia

David T. Little

Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence

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

Sarah Williams

New Works Administrator, Opera Philadelphia