Vancouver Opera Offstage – 001 – Tom Wright

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PODCAST | Vancouver Opera Offstage
An Interview with Tom Wright, General Director of Vancouver Opera

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April 29, 2020

In our first episode of Vancouver Opera Offstage, Les chats with Tom Wright, Vancouver Opera’s newly appointed general director. Tom previously held the position of director of artistic planning at VO for 13 seasons. Les and Tom discuss leadership during a pandemic and his vision for the future of Vancouver Opera.


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Tom Wright, General Director of Vancouver Opera, speaks to Les Dala in this first episode of Vancouver Opera Offstage.


Vancouver Opera Offstage Host:
Leslie Dala
Vancouver Opera Offstage Production and Editing:
Vincent Wong
Vancouver Opera Offstage logo design:
Annie Mack
Episode Recorded: April 14, 2020
Episode interviews are recorded entirely remotely using Zoom and hosted on

Cover photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash
Podcast opening and closing music: 
“Habanera” from Carmen. Sung by Jenny Lee Mitchell.
Habanera Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons:
By Attribution 3.0 License