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Mahogany Opera Group appoints Ivan van Kalmthout as Chief Executive

11:42, 27th June 2016

Ivan van Kalmthout, most recently interim artistic director at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, has been appointed chief executive of Mahogany Opera Group, effective from the end of July.

The new role has been created ‘to oversee the company’s business strategy and lead a new phase of development and expansion’.

‘The quality of the work of Mahogany and its success in reaching out to a diverse public that would otherwise not be in touch with opera are a great motivation for me to join this exciting company,’ Van Kalmthout said.

Frederic Wake-Walker, artistic director of Mahogany Opera Group, said: ‘I am really looking forward to working with Ivan on securing the artistic goals of Mahogany Opera Group and expanding the reach of the company. His vast experience in the field of opera in its many forms makes me look forward to a very bright future’.

Van Kalmthout’s CV includes 23 years in opera with senior roles at Vlaamse Opera, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Berliner Staatsoper and the Liceu, Barcelona.

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