General Director & CEO at Austin Opera, Australia
Annie Burridge has served as General Director & CEO of Austin Opera since 2016, leading its artistic programming, business operations, and community impact; it was voted Opera Company of the Year in the 2020 BroadwayWorld Opera Awards. She also currently serves as a Co-Chair of OPERA America. Prior to Austin, she spent nine years at Opera Philadelphia, most recently as Managing Director, and led the most comprehensive consumer study ever conducted in opera. Before switching to administration, she performed as a coloratura soprano throughout the U.S. She holds a graduate certificate from the University of Pennsylvania and degrees from the New England Conservatory and Penn State University.