New York opera impresario Paul Kellogg dies aged 84
Mr. Kellogg joined Glimmerglass Opera as Executive Director in 1979. In 1995 he was appointed General and Artistic Director. Under his leadership, the company grew to produce four fully staged productions each summer. He also helped open the Alice Busch Opera Theater, a venue still in use to this day, and helped set up the company’s Young Artist Program, a premier training ground for singers.
In 1996, Mr. Kellogg was appointed General and Artistic Director of the New York City Opera. He took the roles in both companies simultaneously and built a special partnership between them, creating many shared productions including Madame Butterfly, Falstaff, Tosca, and The mother of us all.
He left Glimmerglass in 2006 and the New York City Opera in 2007.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Kellogg, General Emeritus Artistic of Glimmerglass,” the Glimmerglass family said in a statement. “He was a beloved and visionary leader in the arts. His extraordinary artistic sensitivity, his warmth and charm, as well as his attachment to humanist values made him a source of inspiration for all with whom he came into contact. He will be sadly missed by his friends, colleagues and the entire lyric community. “
Our condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Kellogg.