Leadership Intensive
The Leadership Intensive program identifies the most promising professionals in the field of opera administration and provides them with a unique experience designed to bolster their leadership capacity and advance their careers. Seminars and networking opportunities provide an active learning environment for addressing strategic issues, building necessary skills and fostering strong professional connections in order to lead the opera field. Following the program, participants are prepared to apply new skills, share their learning and demonstrate leadership that contributes to local companies and communities. Participants are selected based on their potential to make a significant contribution to the opera field, demonstrated leadership thus far in their careers and the clearly articulated learning goals they have set for their professional growth.

The 2016 application window is now closed. Contact Leah D. Barto, director of learning and leadership, for more information on future leadership development programs.
Generously supported by the American Express Foundation
The Leadership Intensive program was an invaluable resource in my career development. Three years later I am still making use of the knowledge and connections it provided.
— Annie Burridge, Class of 2012
Managing Director, Opera Philadelphia
Program Alumni
Class of 2012
Dottie Allen
Daniel Anderson
Cristina Barbulescu
Annie Burridge
James Byrne
Nathan DePoint
Claire Friday
Scott Guzielek
Brian Hotchkin
Emmalee Iden
Lee Anne Myslewski
Ian Rye
Lena Vizy
Tom Wright

Class of 2013
Jamie Andrews
Jennifer Bradner
Garrett Collins
Peggy Kriha Dye
Carolyne Hall
James Hampton
Zackery Hayhurst
Bert Huffman
Audrey Jungers
Krystian Lada
Michael Mori
Christopher Powell
David Rubeo
Katherine Semcesen

Class of 2014
Ana Ablamonova
Todd Calvin
Brittany Duncan
Barbara Lynne Jamison
David Krohn
Ashley Magnus
Benjamin Makino
Joe Peacock
Gerald Philippe
Thomas Rhodes
Joanna Verano
Bradley Vernatter
Sean Waugh
Christopher Wybenga
Generously supported by the
American Express Foundation
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