“It drives a point home that we are at the right place and time in bringing opera to the borough of Queens, and that there is a real thirst for opera in this community."

— Brian Gill, Executive director

 

Our Purpose

  • To provide professional high quality productions.
  • To make all performances accessible and affordable to all patrons.
  • To cultivate audience through outreach.
  • To advance opera knowledge and education through a multitude of patron experiences.

 

Our Founders

Brian Gill

executive director

He is a San Antonio native and life-long fan of music. He began his career as a musician for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines having the great fortune to travel to Italy, Spain, Portugal, Alaska, and the Caribbean.  Since moving to New York, Brian has worked for the administration of Carnegie Hall, managed concerts for Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, ushered for the Metropolitan Opera and the American Ballet Theatre, and served as House Manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Concerts and Lectures Series. Recently, Brian has gained extensive management experience, working at the Schimmel Center at Pace University, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Fantasticks on Broadway.  He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor.

Andy Anderson

ARtISTIC DIRECTOR

Praised by critics and audiences for his sensitive and lyrical conducting and his ability to “provide solid musical support from the podium (The Sondheim Review),” Maestro Andy Anderson has established himself as a conductor with “no shortage of talent on display” (Kansas City Star). Maestro Anderson is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Queens Opera Theatre in New York City. Maestro Anderson has held several esteemed positions such as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Mobile Opera, Assistant Conductor with Lyric Opera of Kansas City for three seasons, Artistic Director of Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City for five seasons, Music Director of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra for eight seasons, Assistant Conductor of the Colorado MahlerFest in Boulder, Colorado for ten seasons, Assistant Conductor with Kansas City Ballet for two seasons, and Founder/Artistic Director of the Kansas City Puccini Festival for nine successful seasons.