Greg Weber – General Director
Greg Weber brings thirty years’ experience as an arts leader, managing operations and producing international theatrical events in senior leadership positions, during which he has produced 21 world premieres.
At San Francisco Opera, Weber directed a budget of $22 million, and led a team of 16 managers and more than 175 personnel who created and staffed 70+ performances of 10 operas annually. He led the organization in a streamlined schedule and budgeting format which led to balanced budgets and greater financial flexibility.
As Managing Director for Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY he brought the first back-to-back company surpluses in more than decade. He accomplished this while also improving salaries, benefits, generating building improvements, and expanding Geva’s subscription ticket sales. He also formed TheatreROCS, a non-profit collective of 22 Rochester area arts groups dedicated to the support of and growth of live performance, and produced the first Rochester Theatre Festival which celebrated great local culture.
Prior to his tenure with Geva, Weber served fourteen seasons as the Production/Technical Director at the Houston Grand Opera. He was instrumental in producing the first Western Hemisphere presentation of a PlazaCast – a decade before MET broadcasts. He developed the only multi-modular staging for opera in North America – a modern technology-based staging with a rock-and-roll lighting system capable of being assembled in multiple venues at a fraction of the typical operational cost of opera production. His interest in video and other cutting edge technology was demonstrated when HGO created and he led the development and operation of OperaVision.
Weber has taught undergraduates at Ohio Northern University, graduate students at University of Missouri – Kansas City, and studied and worked with the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. He holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Missouri – Kansas City in theatre design and theatre technology.