Currently Manitoba Opera’s General Director and CEO, LARRY DESROCHERS is one of Manitoba’s most respected theatre directors and arts administrators. He has worked at all levels in theatre, film, festivals, events, and opera, and is the Founding Executive Producer of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. Desrochers was the dramaturge and director of Maureen Hunter’s Transit of Venus when it received its premiere at MTC, and this season he is directing the world premiere of the opera developed from that play. He is also dramaturging a new play for MTC by Rick Chafe, based on Leon Rook’s novel, Shakespeare’s Dog. Desrochers lives in Winnipeg.