AGMA would like to congratulate Barbara Donner, a Stage Manager at Los Angeles Opera, on being one of four recipients of the 2019 Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award. This is a huge honor for any Stage Manager, and especially for someone involved in opera. The Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in the Art of Stage Management is regarded throughout the theatrical community as a crowning achievement for a stage manager’s career. Instituted in 1986, the awards were named for Del Hughes, who had an illustrious career as a Broadway and television stage manager as well as a TV director from 1933 to the 1970s. Barbara Donner is a highly respected Stage Manager, with 85 production credits at Los Angeles Opera, as well as work at San Francisco Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Pacific, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. She also has an association with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl, and the San Francisco Symphony. Donner is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. There will be an awards ceremony on September 23, 2019. Congratulations Barbara!