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Brian Dickie
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COT General Director Brian Dickie and Nathan Gunn at a Chicago Opera Theater 2008 Benefit. Photo: Kristie Kahns

Brian Dickie is the General Director of the Chicago Opera Theater

Since Brian Dickies appointment as General Director in 1999, COT has become a company of international renown and following. His first season with COT in 2000 was met with such acclaim that he was honored by the Chicago Tribune as a Chicagoan of the Yearthe paper declared that Brian clearly recognized the organizations growth potential amid an increasingly sophisticated Chicago arts scene. This honor was repeated in 2002.  He was recently named by New City Chicago as one of The Players50 people who really perform for Chicago.

Brian was also a key facilitator in COTs move to downtown Chicago as a founding company of the Harris Theater in Millennium Park in 2004.

During Brians tenure he produced 17 Chicago premieres including such favorites as Orfeo, Death in Venice, and Nixon in China. In 2009 he will mark his 18th Chicago premiere with a highly anticipated new production of Brittens Owen Wingrave.

Brian Dickie began his opera career when he joined the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1962. He was Artistic Director of the Wexford Festival from 1967 to 1973 and simultaneously the first Administrator of Glyndebourne Touring Opera where for many years a high proportion of the leading British singers began their careers. In 1981 he became General Administrator of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, a post he held until 1988.

Brian held the post of General Director of the Canadian Opera Company from 1989 to 1993 and from 1994 to 1997 was Artistic Adviser to the Opra de Nice and Adviser to the International Youth Foundation during the formation of the European Union Opera.

In addition to serving as General Director of COT he has been Chairman of the International Jury for Preselections for the Bertelsmann Foundation's biennial Neue Stimmen Competition since 1999. In this capacity in the summer of 2009 he will audition more than 800 singers on four continents.

Board member, Opera America
Board member, Chicago College of Performing Arts
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