Metropolitan Opera’s “Opera News” magazine named his CD “BEST OF THE YEAR” and “CRITIC’S CHOICE,” recorded on Albany Records and features music by and with Thomas Pasatieri, whose many film orchestrations include Finding Nemo, Little Mermaid, Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty. The CD has Pasatieri’s most famous opera Signor Deluso and his newly rewritten La Divina, sung by San Francisco Opera Center’s Director Sheri Greenawald, MSM’s Ashley Putnam and several young artists selected by Meetze and Pasatieri.
Charles ‘Chuck’ Harburn – General Manager
Born, raised and educated in Michigan, Chuck, as he is known by his associates, runs the Opera Company of Brooklyn from his home outside of Flint, Michigan. Founder Jay Meetze was also raised and educated in this area. Together in 2000 they founded and created this fine company. Mr. Harburn brings 40 years of experience in politics and business having started and ran several profitable companies, all which have trained and educated hundreds of people. He and Maestro Meetze, working together, create a perfect balance of artistic and administrative excellence. His sole purpose for working tirelessly at the helm of OCB is to create a welcomed environment for young talent to prepare themselves for a career they love. None of this is possible without the help and support of a wonderful and hard working board of directors. Chuck looks forward to hearing your suggestions on how to improve this company and will welcome your offer to help him help others.
Brendan Moffitt has recently joined the Opera Company of Brooklyn as Executive Director. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Brendan has worked around the US as a stage director at San Francisco Opera Center, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, New York City Opera, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The Santa Fe Opera, Midwest Institute of Opera, and the Manhattan School of Music. Brendan also serves as Artistic Administrator to Arts Global (USA), Inc and as Artistic Advisor to the Australian Music Foundation North America, Inc. Brendan is currently undertaking a Master’s degree in International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Dustin’s versatility as a musician, producer and conductor, has allowed him to collaborate and perform with many well known artists and travel all over the world. Recently working with Celebrity Cruise Lines as a musical director, he has now journeyed back to land to seek out his growing career in the performing arts. As a producer, he currently runs his own music label, Ocean Music Records, and as an orchestrator he operates a publishing services business, Score One Music. Dustin also teaches professionally, performs on a regular basis and enjoys his new position working for the Opera Company of Brooklyn.
Graeme White is an experienced Sound Engineer and Videographer who has recorded and produced media in Europe, Asia and the USA. Originally from Birmingham, England, he spent many years in the Pro Audio industry introducing digital recording and editing systems to broadcast and recording companies, with significant installations in Moscow, Munich and Zürich. Coming to NYC, he has worked in close conjunction with NY state and Ivy League universities, building Digital Media labs for the Visual Arts and continues to consult for several Fine Arts institutions. Graeme is delighted to act as the Director of Audio and Video for the OCB!