Robin Roberts, a local attorney with the firm of Roberts and Associates, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Mississippi Opera. Roberts, has been active in Hattiesburg as a performer, supporter of the arts and legal advisor to arts organizations. He has served as legal counsel for the Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Mississippi Music Teachers Association and the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Roberts is a charter member of the Hattiesburg Concert Association and has served on the advisory board of Carey Dinner Theatre.
Roberts is married to soprano Connie Day Roberts, an active performer and a Professor of Music at William Carey University. She also serves on the Mississippi Opera Board, as well as the board of Festival South.
Jay Dean, Conductor of the USM Symphony Orchestra, is in his first year as artistic director at Mississippi Opera, now the 10th oldest Opera company in the United States. Under Dean’s leadership, the board has actively been seeking members throughout the state of Mississippi.
The Mississippi Opera will present The Barber of Seville at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.