Monday, August 1, 2016
Robert Ainsley to become young artist program director at Washington National Opera
Robert Ainsley is moving up the ladder once again. Since leaving Portland Opera three years ago he has been the head of music staff, chorus master, and coach at both the Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Minnesota Opera. Now, the St. Louis Post Dispatch has reported that Ainsley has been appointed the position of director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera. Minnesota Opera has already announced that it will conduct a nationwide search to replace Ainsley. Ainsley served for six years as the assistant director of music and chorus master for Portland Opera.