Opera Western Reserve


Press Release

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (July 6, 2023): Opera Western Reserve’s board of directors met for its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. At the meeting, the election of officers and board members took place. The Board is pleased to announce the officers and Board members for the 2023 / 2024 fiscal year:

Denise Glinatsis Bayer was elected as Board Chair, Nicole Zayas-Balas was elected as Board Vice Chair. Continuing as officers: Scott Schulik, Treasurer, Christopher Anderson, Secretary, and Judge Carla Baldwin, At Large Member.

Frank Occhibove was elected to a three-year term and Carol Baird accepted another three-year term on the board of directors.

Board members with existing terms are: Dr. Carol Baird, Dr. Joe Carucci, Claudia Corbe, Joe DeSalvo, Cynthia Foust, Nick Giancola, Ed Goist, Corlis Green, Rodney Lamberson, Gary Lehman, Lisa Long, Nancy Meacham, Tricia Perry, and Anna Vucic.

Elliot Legow was recognized as outgoing Board Chair. He served as Board chair for 10 years leading the organization through various transitions including the retirement of founding Production Director David Vosburgh.

Patricia Kavic was honored as an Honorary Lifetime member of the Opera Western Reserve board of directors. She served as the organization’s first Board chair for 10 years.

Opera Western Reserve will present George Bizet’s Carmen as their 20th production on Friday, November 17, 2023 at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 7 at 10:00 am. More information on the production is available at operawesternreserve.org.