Pamela Rosenberg was born in California, raised in Venezuela, and studied at UC Berkeley, majoring in History with a minor in Music. She received her MA in Russian history from the Ohio State University. She found her passion with opera, however, studying opera with Wieland Wagner at Bayreuth and at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and graduating from the London Opera Centre. From 1980 to 1987, she was a member of Michel Gielen’s executive team at the Frankfurt Opera. In 1987, she became Director of Operations at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg before proceeding to the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam as Manager of Artistic Affairs from 1988-90. She was Co-General Director of the Frankfurt Opera during the 1990s. From 2001 until 2006, Rosenberg was General Director of the San Francisco Opera, leading the Company through the aftermath of the catastrophes of the crash and 9/11. Until 2010, she was the General Manager of the Berlin Philharmonic as well as the Berlin Philharmonie concert venue. In 2010, she became Dean of the American Academy in Berlin until her retirement in 2014. Since then, she has been an active member of multiple boards, served on several juries of music competitions, and helped found and run the Mit-Mach-Musik music program for young new immigrants in Germany.





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