Opera in the Heights Explores New Depths with a Revamped Team

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HOUSTON, TX, December 31, 2016-Opera in the Heights, a cornerstone of Houston’s vibrant performing arts community, has appointed Paige Myrick as Executive Director, and Eiki Isomura as Artistic Director, effective January 1, 2017.

Mr. Eiki Isomura, who serves as the company's principal conductor, will assume the role of Artistic Director at Opera in the Heights. The organization has seen a considerable rise in performance standard since the start of Mr. Isomura’s tenure in 2015.  In this role, he will implement and administer all aspects of programming and production. "The Board's reinstatement of the artistic director position speaks volumes about their commitment to our artistic product,” said Isomura. “I am extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to devote all of my attention and energies to Opera in the Heights and to team with the extraordinarily talented Paige Myrick whose work I have admired as an ardent fan of the Houston Chamber Choir.”

Ms. Paige Myrick joins Opera in the Heights after serving in various administrative capacities with The Van Cliburn Foundation, Fort Worth Opera, The Boston Conservatory, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, and the Houston Chamber Choir. She is also the founder of Circle of Fifths, an audience development partnership among five local Houston arts organizations. “I think opera has the incredible power to bring people together,” said Myrick. “I admire the mission of Opera in the Heights-- providing an accessible and intimate opera experience to its patrons, and a venue for emerging young professional singers in which to perform the art they love. I’m eager to build upon OH’s vital role within the community, and see to it that the organization soars to new local and national levels.”

Josh Agrons, Chairman of the Board of OH!, stated that “We are delighted to have a leadership team in place to take Opera in the Heights to the next level, to preserve and enhance the quality of our art, and to provide management strength and leadership.”

Opera in the Heights will continue its 21st season with performances of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles on February 3rd, 9th, and 11that 7:30 pm and February 5th at 2:00 pm at Lambert Hall located at 1703 Heights Blvd. Tickets are available at www.operaintheheights.org or call (713) 861-5303.