Former General Manager of the
Opera Company of Boston
His lifelong career in the arts began in the 1960s at the newly-founded Scottish Opera. After five years as artistic director of the Wexford Festival in Ireland, he served as general manager of the Opera Company of Boston before settling in Louisville in 1981 as general director of the Kentucky Opera, a position he held until 1997.
His contributions to the performing arts were many, and Boston Lyric Opera pays tribute to a wonderful man and his family.
Read a full memoriam on Mr. Smillie here: Thomson Smillie Obituary