Born in Hamburg, Germany, Ursula Eggers holds a Degree in Business from the Kliemann Handelschule. In Germany she worked as Assistant to Export Manager of Fruit Import Company, and in New York and San Francisco she was Office Manager of an Insurance Broker. At San Francisco Opera she became Secretary, then Personal Assistant to Kurt Herbert Adler, then General Director. Ms. Eggers served as Artistic Administrative Intern at the San Diego Opera, then Executive Assistant to Tito Capobianco, General Director at the time. In 1979, she went to Chicago as Artistic Coordinator of Lyric Opera of Chicago. Later she became Artistic Administrator of Lyric Opera of Chicago, a post she held until 2002, when she partially retired, yet continued to work there as Artistic Associate until 2005, when she retired to Florida with her husband.