Get to Know the Staff: Roger Weitz

Jul 12, 2016

Roger Weitz
General Director
Length of time you have worked with Opera Omaha:

5 years

Six-word summary of your job/duties/what you do:

Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Planner

Describe the best or most rewarding part of your job:

Joining incredible staff, Board, artists, volunteers, audience, and community in bringing incredible works of art to life. It is highly rewarding to be a part of the process from start to finish: from the inception of an idea to the final performance.

What is something you do in your position that people might not expect:

I’m an obsessive proofreader

Your all-time favorite opera or theatrical production:

Sometimes a live performance of a beautiful work comes at a pivotal time in your life and the result is beyond magic. One of those biggest moments for me was a performance of Tristan und Isolde at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2000; the finale of the opera – the Liebestod – almost sent me over the edge.

Your unofficial position in the company:

The Optimist

Your secret talent:

Making budgets bend to my will

Create a super-hero persona based on your position in the company:

El Capitan

Arch-Nemesis:

The Copy Machine

Outside of the office you can be found doing… :

Jumping on a trampoline with my 5-year old son, Freddie

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