David R. Kelly named to Opéra Louisiane Board of DirectorsBaton Rouge attorney David R. Kelly has been named to the Board of Directors of Opéra Louisiane. He will also serve as Co-Chair of the Governance Committee.
About David R. Kelly:
David is an AV® rated litigation partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. David's principal areas of practice include defense of class actions and multi-joinder claims and personal injury and product liability claims, business disputes, insurance regulatory matters and state, local and federal tax disputes. David has tried over 150 cases to verdict in state and federal courts and has handled appeals before all of the Louisiana courts of appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has also represented clients before the Board of Tax Appeals, the Departments of Revenue and Insurance and the Division of Administrative Law, and has been lead chair in a number of extended mediation and arbitration disputes. David has also served as the firm’s General Counsel since April of 2014.
About Opéra Louisiane:
Opéra Louisiane was founded in March of 2007 with a few simple goals in mind: to produce opera performances of the highest level in Louisiana’s capital city, to offer a Young People’s opera free to school children every year, to utilize the great musical and artistic talent of Louisiana singers and musicians, and to take a leadership role in nurturing young talent through our Young Artist’s Program. Shortly after its inception, Opéra Louisiane and LPB produced the Opéra Louisiane Gala concert featuring international opera stars at the Baton Rouge River Center. In the fall of 2008 Opéra Louisiane, through a generous grant from Mayor Kip Holden and the City Parish of East Baton Rouge and other significant sponsors including the Pennington Foundation, The Arts Council of Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, produced its first Young People’s Opera, Mozart’s The Magic Flute. These productions remain successful, allowing over 25,000 Baton Rouge area 4th, 5th and 6th graders to see a fully staged opera over the past seven years. Opéra Louisiane, through its Young People’s Opera Program and outreach events, endeavors to help fulfill the need for music programs in schools that have been cut due to budget constraints.