Mr. Winograde oversees the mainstage casting and artistic administration, Off Grand programming, and the prestigious Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. He previously worked with LA Opera from 2007 to 2017 as Senior Director of Artistic Planning, and he spent the 2017-2018 season at The Metropolitan Opera, where he served as Director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and Associate Artistic Administrator.
Mr. Winograde is also the Vocal Casting Director for the Bard SummerScape and Music Festival, the American Symphony Orchestra, and The Orchestra Now, while serving on the board of The Richard Tucker Music Foundation, where he is the head juror for their renowned awards and grants. Previously, he created and ran the Opera Studio at Wolf Trap Opera, and was the Assistant Administrative Director of The Juilliard School Department of Vocal Arts, also his alma mater.
Before working behind the scenes, Mr. Winograde earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and sang professionally with Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra and American Symphony Orchestra, among many others.