Lee Anne Myslewski, joined Wolf Trap Opera in 2006, and has cultivated new partnerships and programs to uphold the company’s widespread acclaim as the country’s most venerated summer training program for emerging artists. She conceived of the Untrapped series of programming which has featured artistic partnerships with the Shakespeare Theatre, Taffety Punk, Children’s National Medical Center as well as ongoing partnerships with The Phillips Collection and the National Orchestral Institute, created the Artistic Advisor position for Chamber Music at the Barns, and has participated in the casting and programming of operatic productions for over a decade. As VP of Opera and Classical Programming, Lee Anne oversees all aspects of Wolf Trap Opera, an artist-centric program whose alumni are singing in every opera house in the nation and in the most prestigious houses in the world.
Gianluca Macheda, founder and President of GM Art and Music, started at a very young age writing reviews about lyric and symphonic events for the newspaper La Gazzetta del Sud. He then moved on to work as an external consultant for Teatro Cilea in Reggio Calabria, followed by a short period at Columbia Artists in New York before he worked in New York and Paris for IMG Artists. In 2017, he opened his own agency, GM Art and Music, which boasts a roster of internationally acclaimed artists who perform all year round in the most important opera houses, concert halls and festivals. With offices across the globe, GM Art & Music offers exceptional service and an international reach to clients and artists with an outstanding young team of artist managers and logistical staff specializing in travel, marketing, and information technology.
Charlotte Lee is the President and Founder of Primo Artists, one of the leading artist management agencies in North America. Based in New York and established in 2015, Primo Artists prides itself on its selective roster of several of the world’s finest classical artists: violinists Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Nicola Benedetti; pianists Beatrice Rana and Seong-Jin Cho; conductors Cristian Măcelaru, Christian Reif and Gemma New; and composer Wynton Marsalis.A trained violinist, Lee has 20 years of experience in the music industry and prior to founding Primo Artists, she was a Senior Vice President at IMG Artists in New York where she worked for 17 years. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated cum laude in 1998. In 2015, Musical America named her as one of the top “30 Professionals of the Year” for her influence in the classical music business. Lee regularly serves as juror at various competitions and gives lectures about the music business at universities and conservatories in North America.
Julia Lagahuzère, works as General Director for Opera for Peace. She is also artistic consultant to the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo, Norway. Julia has a passion for finding and helping to nurture young talent, and established a concert series in order to strengthen relations between the QSMIC and the top international young artist programs; notably in collaboration with the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. She has previously worked at the San Francisco Opera, Scottish Opera and Opéra de Limoges, and most recently as the highest international level as Deputy Casting Director for Opéra National de Paris in the two theatres of Opéra de Bastille and Palais Garnier. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, a musicology scholarship recipient at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a Master’s degree in Opera and Visual Performing Arts from King’s College London in collaboration with the BBC Proms.
Rona Eastwood, Senior Associate Director of Conductors at Askonas Holt, received a degree in Music and English from Exeter University after which she joined the first of many choirs and ensembles, with holidays devoted to touring round Europe and Scandinavia, plus forays to Japan and USA. Rona’s first job was the BBC Radio 3 production secretary, thence to the English Bach Festival, where everything from Bach to Rameau to Xenakis to Zarzuela was scheduled on a shoe-string by its indomitable Artistic Director in London, Oxford, Versailles and Athens. She then moved to Harold Holt, first to the travel department, then six seasons as assistant to Sir Ian Hunter preparing fourteen festivals, sundry concert series and special events. The move across to artist management followed, initially assisting Martin Campbell-White with conductors and occasional touring projects. She has remained with the company ever since, ultimately building an independent list of artists.
Suzanne Calvin, has directed media and public relations at The Dallas Opera for the past 17 years. This followed a similar stint at the Van Cliburn Foundation, where she garnered personal praise in Moscow’s Pravda (June 2001) for her extraordinary information management. Her move to the performing arts came in the wake of a long and distinguished career in news. One of the first women to be named news director in a top-ten media market at the age of 22, Ms. Calvin is the winner of numerous state and regional journalism awards. She is also an occasional librettist (Undelivered, a 2014 cantata with composer Gregory Sullivan Isaacs), classical music programmer and broadcaster, non-fiction writer, producer, and winner of the 1991 Texas Playwrights Festival. Suzanne Calvin was cited by the internationally renowned performing arts website, Slipped Disc, for running one of the ten “Best Press Offices in the Music World” (2017). She also serves as the official “Voice of The Dallas Opera.”