Chicago Opera Theater announced today that its new general director will be Andreas Mitisek, general director of the Long Beach Opera. Mitisek will take over September 1, 2012, and will get to keep his old job as well, splitting his time between California and Chicago and developing some productions that the companies can share. Brian Dickie, who’s headed COT since 1999, will retire August 31.
COT will also be appointing a general manager to handle day-to-day operations.