FWOpera promotes Guinn to managing director

Hannah Guinn

Hannah Guinn, the director of the Fort Worth Opera Studio and director of education, has been elevated to the role of managing director for the company.

Guinn takes over for Keith A. Wolfe, who left the company after 12 years to become the general director of Opera Birmingham.

“Over the past few years, Hannah has taken a greater lead in securing funding sources for the education department, going on development calls and writing grants to enhance the resources for programming. She has continually shown great leadership and has the respect of the entire staff,” said Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods.

In her new role, Guinn oversees all of FWOpera’s individual departments. She will continue to direct the opera’s young artist program, the Fort Worth Opera Studio, manage the overall education programs and help guide the development department.

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Guinn grew up in Crowley and earned a master’s degree in musicology with a focus on opera from Texas Christian University. She became the Van Cliburn Foundation’s production manager in 2004 and joined the Fort Worth Opera as company manager in 2008. She was named director of the opera’s young artist program and education director in 2011.

Guinn also served this past spring as interim director of opera studies at TCU in addition to her responsibilities at FWOpera.

Betty Dillard