"“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
Executive Director Brian Gill founded Queens Opera Theatre in 2016 with the goal of bringing world class opera performances to the Borough of Queens.
He has managed the Carnegie Hall guided historical tour program, performances of Handel’s Messiah for Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, and served as House Manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Concerts and Lectures Series, managing the performances of Marvin Hamlisch, Tony Bennett, and Joanne Woodward.
Recently, Brian has managed the Grand Teton Music Festival, The Fantasticks on Broadway, and programs at the Schimmel Center at Pace University, including tapings of Inside the Actor’s Studio with A-list actors Tina Fey, Bradley Cooper, and Liam Neeson, among others.
Brian holds degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor. Early in his career, he toured as a professional musician in the U.S., Italy, Spain, Portugal, and the Caribbean.
Although Opera is his love, the performing arts have also offered Brian the chance to establish relationships with pivotal community officials, corporate sponsors, and cross-functional teams.
It is with great pride that all these experiences have led to his development and creation of Queens Opera Theatre.