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Enrique Carreón-Robledo has been named the new General and Artistic Director for OPERA San Antonio.

He will step into his new role Aug. 1. He succeeds composer Tobias Picker, who left the company in January 2015.

Carreón-Robledo's credits include four years as artistic director of Opera in the Heights in Houston and his recently completed one-year appointment as visiting director of orchestral studies and professor of conducting at Oklahoma State University. He also has served as a guest conductor around the world, including performances with the University of London Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Ballet, the West Australian Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet.

July 8, 2016

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“The Barber of Seville,” Gioachino Rossini’s comic masterpiece with one of the most popular overtures ever, will be Opera San Antonio’s second fully staged production for its 2016-17 season, the company has announced.

“The Barber of Seville” will be performed May 6-7, 2017, at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The San Antonio Symphony will be in the pit. A conductor has not been selected yet.

February 19, 2016

“Carmen,” Georges Bizet’s masterpiece of passion and jealousy, will open Opera San Antonio’s 2016-17 season.

The fully staged “Carmen” with the San Antonio Symphony will be performed Oct. 27 and 29 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, said Mel Weingart, the organization’s board chairman.

The “Carmen” production sets and costumes will come from the 2011 staging at New York’s Glimmerglass Festival, Weingart said.

December 4, 2015

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