Welcome Timothy O’Leary!

Washington National Opera welcomes our new General Director Timothy O’Leary! We also extend our congratulations to Tim who was just re-elected to an additional two-year term as chair of the board for OPERA America, the national service organization for opera. We are so pleased to have this national arts leader as a member of our WNO family.

Timothy O’Leary began his tenure as General Director of Washington National Opera in July 2018. In his role, Mr. O’Leary is responsible for leading the WNO staff and collaborating with WNO’s acclaimed Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, and the company’s Board of Trustees to achieve Washington National Opera’s goals for artistic excellence, community impact, and financial strength.

Prior to joining WNO, Mr. O’Leary served for 10 years as General Director for Opera Theater of Saint Louis, receiving national and regional acclaim for his transformative vision and numerous accomplishments.