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Chief Artistic Officer, Santa Fe Opera

David Lomeli was just appointed to the post of Chief Artistic Officer for the Santa Fe Opera. Previously, he served as the artistic coordinator of the Dallas Opera starting in 2014, then was named director of artistic administration in 2018. He was also the casting consultant for Bavarian State Opera.


As the first manager of Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors, Mr. Lomeli recruited over 400 conductors from more than 30 countries to apply, as well as 50 US women administrators. Before joining TDO, Mr. Lomeli performed as a tenor with many of the world’s leading orchestras and companies including the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Glyndebourne Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and San Francisco Opera.


He earned an undergraduate degree in computer science engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico, and a graduate degree in international marketing from la Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. He is a recipient of the National Youth Prize in the Arts, presented by the Mexican government, and won first prize in the categories of opera and zarzuela in Plácido Domingo’s 2006 Operalia. Mr. Lomeli is an alumnus of some of the most prestigious training programs for opera artists: the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program at Los Angeles Opera, the Merola Opera Program and Adler Fellowship at the San Francisco Opera, and the International Society of Mexican Art and Values in Mexico City.


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