The Royal Operan CEO, Birgitta Svendén, is given an extended appointment

By on March 3, 2018
Magnus Lanje

The Royal Opera Board has made a decision to extend the appointment of Birgitta Svendén as CEO of the Royal Opera from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2022.

Since 1 February 2010, Birgitta Svendén has been CEO and Opera Manager for the Royal Opera. Her position as an opera manager she began on July 1, 2009.

“The Royal Opera has achieved great success under Birgitta’s leadership, both artistic and public. We have increased our accessibility and reach out to a bigger and wider audience than ever before,” says Chairman of the Board Kristina Rennerstedt.

“We are now entering an intensive work with our house projects – New Production Center and New Opera in the Opera – and the knowledge that Birgitta possesses is invaluable for the projects. In addition, Birgitta is a skilled leader and a good representative of our art forms.”

“I’m incredibly happy she wants to go on,” concludes Kristina Rennerstedt.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm