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BLO Fondly Remembers Thomson Smillie

Jan 24, 2014 11:44:00 AM
By BLO Staff

Thomson Smillie
Former General Manager of the
Opera Company of Boston

The arts world lost a
dear friend this week, with the passing of Thomson Smillie, the former general
manager of the Opera Company of Boston under Sarah Caldwell (1978-1980). 

lifelong career in the arts began in the 1960s at the newly-founded Scottish
Opera. After five years as artistic director of the Wexford Festival in
Ireland, he served as general manager of the Opera Company of Boston before
settling in Louisville in 1981 as general director of the Kentucky Opera, a
position he held until 1997. 

His contributions to the performing arts were
many, and Boston Lyric Opera pays tribute to a wonderful man and his family. 

Read a full memoriam on Mr. Smillie here: Thomson Smillie Obituary 

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