Thursday morning, officials with the El Paso Opera announced Arianne Pasqualone Marcee as their new Executive Director.
Originally from northeastern Ohio, Arianne moved here as a child. She chose to return to El Paso after her undergraduate work at Texas A&M University and contribute to the city’s brain gain as she recognized everything El Paso has to offer.
“I love El Paso and am excited to be working in an area that directly contributes to the city’s overall worth. Promoting the arts is vital to a city’s culture, tourism and ability to recruit. El Paso has so much to offer and El Paso Opera is an essential part of the arts in our community.”
Ms. Marcee holds an MBA with a focus in Leadership and Social Media Marketing from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, a BBA in Management from Texas A&M University and an Alternative Certification in Special Education from UTEP.
Her background includes education, sales and non-profit administration where her expertise was in marketing and public relations. Arianne is joined by new President of the Board of Trustees, Stacey Hunt Spier.
El Paso Opera recently completed their 23rd season with a well-received rendition of Rossini’s Cinderella.
The opera productions, along with the Young Artist Program, fulfill El Paso Opera’s mission of bringing professional opera productions that are understandable, accessible, and enjoyable to all the residents of El Paso, Texas and the surrounding communities; and to sponsor educational programs that will introduce both youth and adult populations to the world of great vocal music.
As small opera companies close around the country, El Paso Opera has continued to provide quality opera productions continuously since 1993. This could not have been done without tremendous community support from El Paso, our close neighbors of Las Cruces, NM and Juarez, Mexico as well as our large military population.
For more information, please visit the El Paso Opera website or call 915-581-5534.