Sarah Billinghurst Solomon

Vice Chair

Sarah Billinghurst Solomon retired from the Metropolitan Opera after a distinguished 42-year career in opera administration. She remains actively involved in the arts, including service on several boards. Sarah is the Vice President of the Santa Fe Opera, and is on the boards of The Juilliard School, The Mariinsky Foundation, Carnegie Hall, and The English Concert in America. She is also passionate about women’s health and human rights and is the vice chair of the International Women’s Health Coalition and chair of the Women’s Health Care Council of Columbia University Medical Center. The council works to improve and advance women’s healthcare through cutting-edge research and a new model of clinical practice, and emphasizes the importance of mental health.

Sarah began her career as a volunteer at the San Francisco Opera and went on to become the Assistant Manager of the Metropolitan Opera – working alongside General Managers, Joseph Volpe and Peter Gelb, and Music Director, James Levine.

Sarah was born in New Zealand and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in music from Victoria University, New Zealand in 2009.