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the voice of opera in Canada

la voix de l'opéra au Canada

Kim Gaynor

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Kim Gaynor

Kim Gaynor has spent more than 30 years in influential and senior positions with cultural and performing arts institutions and festivals in Canada, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe. Recently in Switzerland she served as Managing Director of the Verbier Festival from 2006 to 2016. She came back to Canada as General Director of Vancouver Opera from 2016 to 2019.  Before her tenure at Verbier Festival, she was Managing Director and Co- founder of Festival Retz, a chamber music and chamber opera festival in Austria; the administrator of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, in London, U.K.; and Head of Marketing Administration at Royal Opera House, London. In Canada, Kim Gaynor has served as Administrative Director of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Marketing Director of The National Arts Centre Orchestra,and Managing Director of L’Opéra de Montréal.