Carrie-Ann Matheson appointed Artistic Director and Markus Beam appointed General Manager of San Francisco Opera Center

San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Artistic Leadership Announced

San Francisco Opera Tad and Dianne Taube General Director Matthew Shilvock announces the appointment of Carrie-Ann Matheson as Artistic Director of the San Francisco Opera Center (SFOC). Matheson succeeds Sheri Greenawald whose distinguished tenure as Director of the Opera Center and artistic leader of the Merola Opera Program concludes in December 2020 with her retirement. In the newly created role of SFOC General Manager, Markus Beam (Merola '02) joins Matheson to co-lead San Francisco Opera’s renowned young artist training programs, continuing the Company’s historic legacy of training excellence and continuing to adapt to a rapidly changing global landscape. Matheson and Beam join the Company in January 2021.