Enrique Carreón-Robledo has been named the new general and artistic director for Opera San Antonio. He will step into his new role Aug. 1. He succeeds composer Tobias Picker, who left the company in January 2015. Carreón-Robledo's credits include four years as artistic director of Opera in the Heights in Houston and his recently completed one-year appointment as visiting director of orchestral studies and professor of conducting at Oklahoma State University. He also has served as a guest conductor around the world, including performances with the University of London Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Ballet, the West Australian Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet.
The company's third season holds "Carmen," slated for Oct. 27 and 29; and "The Barber of Seville" on May 6-7, 2017. The company is in residence at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.