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Ian Rye

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Ian Rye

Chief Executive Officer Ian Rye has been with Pacific Opera Victoria since 2006, serving as Director of Production and Director of Artistic Administration before becoming CEO in 2016.

During his time at POV, Ian has participated in the creation of more than three dozen new productions, the marked enhancement of production scope and scale, and the expansion of artist training education and outreach activities. He has taken a leadership role in orchestrating co-productions and collaborations and in the creation of the Baumann Centre.

Ian is also an experienced theatre and opera designer, with a practice that includes work in scenery, lighting, and sound. His designs have played at notable stages across Canada. His designs for POV include the world première of Mary's Wedding; Ariadne auf Naxos and South Pacific in concert.