CENTRAL CITY OPERA HOUSE ASSOCIATION

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ADMINISTRATION & STAFF

Staff members may be e-mailed via the red links or by calling the Administrative line at 303-292-6500. To reach the Box Office, call 303-292-6700.

Pelham G. Pearce, Jr., General/Artistic Director [Bio]
John Baril, Music Director
John Moriarty, Artistic Director Emeritus
Michael EhrmanDirector/Administrator, Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program
Paul Curran, Artistic Consultant

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Rita Sommers, Director of Operations
Nichole Kirkpatrick, Controller
Wanda Larson, Office Administrator/Gift Shop Administrator
Nancy Maley, Accounting Clerk

BOX OFFICE

Alex Dembicki, Box Office Manager
Natasha Hoover, Box Office Associate
Carly Moser, Box Office Associate
Molly Epstein, Group Sales Associate

The Box Office can be reached collectively at boxoffice@centralcityopera.org or 303-292-6700. For Group Sales, contact Molly Epstein.

DEVELOPMENT

Scott Finlay, Director of Development
William Dehner, Associate Director of Development
Alicia Holt Corliss, Development Manager
Shira Zimmerman, Grants Officer

HISTORIC PROPERTIES

Jim Johnson, Director of Historic Properties
Sam Carrington, Historic Properties Maintenance

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

Valerie Hamlin, Director of Marketing
Heather Brecl, Associate Director of Marketing
Erin Joy Swank, Website & New Media Coordinator
Kelly NelsonPublicist
Melissa Rick, Graphic Design Consultant

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Deborah Morrow, Director of Education and Community Engagement
Emily Murdock, Coordinator of Education and Community Engagement
Erin Joy Swank, Production/Stage Manager of Education and Community Engagement

MUSIC AND COACHING STAFF

John Baril, Music Director and Conductor, Dead Man Walking
Kim Peoria, Orchestra Manager/Assistant to Music Director

PRODUCTION

Karen T. Federing, Director of Production

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nancy S. Parker, Chairman
Maureen K. Barker, President
Dr. Gregg Kvistad, Treasurer
Michael Huseby, Secretary

Pamela Bansbach
Lori Stone Bellingham
Nancy P. Brittain
Janette W. Chase
Barbara Danos
The Honorable Robert Fullerton
Gail Gordon
Richard A. Goozh
Judith W. Grant
Chris Hansen, PhD
James R. Hilger, Jr.
Chevis F. Horne
Larry J. Manion
Hilton G. Martin
Anne McGonagle
Susan B. Rawley
Joanne Sender
Phoebe Smedley
Timothy White

HONORARY BOARD

Gerald Bader
The Honorable Jack W. Berryhill
Edward E. Bolle
Robert A. Ellis
Barbara Ferguson
Jeannie Fuller
John Fleming Kelly
Edward C. Nichols
Daniel L. Ritchie
Elizabeth Rostermundt
Donald R. Seawell
Robert D. Showalter
George Ann Victor

EX-OFFICIO BOARD

Margaret Baker - CCO Guild President
The Honorable Ron Engels – Mayor of Central City
The Honorable Michael B. Hancock – Mayor of Denver
The Honorable John W. Hickenlooper – Governor, State of Colorado

NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Central City Opera continues to build its National Advisory Council which acts as representatives of the Company outside of Colorado, brining an important national perspective regarding trends throughout the world of opera.

Elisabeth Armstrong – Denver, CO and Paso Robles, CA
Alice W. Bass – Dallas, TX
Robert A. Ellis – San Francisco, CA
Eva Womack – Austin, TX

REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Roger Ames
Judeth and Doug Comstock
Tricia Dickinson
William Lynn Dixon
Ann and John Draper
Joanne Field
Nancy Hemming
Tammy and Tom Kenning
Marcia Ragonetti
Karen Ritz
Cynthia Vaughn
Linda Weise
M. J. Wurster

ENDOWMENT FUND BOARD

J. Landis Martin, President
Nancy S. Parker, Secretary/Treasurer
Jeannie Fuller
John W. Low, Esq.
Julia Secor
Donald E. Scott
Bob Unger

2014 FESTIVAL

MUSIC AND COACHING STAFF

John Baril, Music Director and Conductor, Dead Man Walking
Kim Peoria, Orchestra Manager/Assistant to Music Director
Adrian Kelly, Conductor, The Marriage of Figaro
Craig Kier, Conductor, The Sound of Music
Adam Turner, Associate Conductor and Chorus Master
Michael Baitzer, Principal Coach/Diction Coach
Thomas Getty, Assistant Conductor
Eric McEnaney, Assistant Conductor
Jay Rozendaal, Assistant Conductor
Andrew Kenneth moss, Stage Combat Instructor/Resident Fight Choreographer
Melinda Sullivan, Movement Coach/Resident Choreographer

PRODUCTION STAFF

Karen T. Federing, Director of Production
Nathan E. Thompson, Technical Director
Diane Lin, Stage Manager, The Marriage of Figaro and The Sound of Music
Rachel I. Ginzberg, Stage Manager, Dead Man Walking and Assistant Stage Manger, The Sound of Music
Bryce Bullock, Assistant Stage Manager, The Marriage of Figaro and Dead Man Walking
Stephanie Havey, Assistant Director, The Marriage of Figaro
Connie Hayes, Assistant Director, The Sound of Music
Kyle Lang, Assistant Director, Dead Man Walking
Corbin Rugh, Production Scheduler
Brian Aloysius Kafel, Properties Master
Victoria K. Schilling, Assistant Properties Master
Janetta A. Turner, Costume Shop Supervisor
Matthew Dean Pederson, Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor
Kara Brown, Stitcher/Dresser
Amanda McGee, Stitcher/Dresser
Dave Bova, Wig and Makeup Designer/Supervisor
Bekah Carey, 1st Wig and Makeup Assistant
Angela Ivana, 1st Wig and Makeup Assistant (July only)
Cat Lawless, 2nd Wig and Makeup Assistant
Azra King-Abadi, 1st Assistant Lighting Designer
Lauren Tietz, 2nd Assistant Lighting Designer
Joseph Shelly, Technical Intern

FESTIVAL SERVICES

Allison Taylor, House and Festival Services Manager

FESTIVAL INTERNS

Austin Abernathy, Props Assistant, Texas
Sara Bandurian, Costume/Wardrobe Assistant, New York
Miranda Bashwinger, Wigs/Makeup Assistant
Katie Creeggan, Stage Management Production Assistant, Dead Man Walking, Texas
Ellouise Davis, Costume/Wardrobe Assistant, North Carolina
Sarah Harrison, Events Assistant, Colorado
Breanna “Gary” Lange, Props Assistant, Indiana
Emily Lynch-Fries, Stage Management Production Assistant, The Sound of Music, New York
Mariah P. MacKenzie, Stage Management Production Assistant, The Marriage of Figaro, Massachusetts
Billy McEntee, Marketing/Public Relations Assistant, New Jersey
Andrew Ozbun, Wigs/Makeup Assistant, Colorado
Kara Thibodeau, Office/Music Library Assistant, Virginia
Dahlia Ting, Assistant House Manager/Company Management Assistant, New York
Rachel Tomasic, Gift Shop Assistant, Indiana

IATSE/STAGEHAND CREW HEADS

David E. Clough, Head Props and Union Steward
Mariah Becerra, Assistant Props
Victoria Boswell, Assistant Props
Michael Boswell, Head Carpenter
Cindy Maupin, Assistant Carpenter
Miles Stasica, Master Electrician
Stephen D. Mazzeno/Douglas Taylor, Board Operator
James Malloch, Head Flyman
Sean Anderson, Assistant Flyman
Max Petersen, Head Sound
Scott Sanders, Sound Engineer, The Sound of Music 

FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

John Baril, Music Director
Adam Turner, Associate Conductor
Kim Peoria, Orchestra Manager and Music Librarian

Violin
Rachel Segal, concertmaster
Takanori Sugishita, 2nd chair first violin
René Knetsch, principal second violin
Lynne Glaeske, 2nd chair second violin
Angela Dombrowski
Steven Erickson
Adrienne Geisler
James Wyn Hart
Chris Jusell
Brett Omara
Susie Peek
Ingrid Peoria
Gyöngyvér Petheő
Leslie Sawyer

Viola
N. Samantha Headlee, principal
Brian Cook, 2nd chair
Lora Stevens
Sarah Richardson
Donald Schumacher

Cello
Rainer Eudeikis, principal
Cedra Kuehn, 2nd chair
Richard vonFoerster
Eleanor Wells

Bass
John Arnesen, principal
Andy Holmes, 2nd chair

Flute and Piccolo
Melanie Lançon, principal^
Caen Thomason-Redus

Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Stephanie Zelnick, principal
Timothy O. Dodge

Bassoon and Contrabasoon
Jill Dispenza, principal
Kim Peoria

Horn
Carolyn L. Kunicki, principal
Devon Park
Jennifer D. Galvan

Trumpet
Leslie Scarpino, principal
Mark Hyams
John Freeman^

Trombone
Wade Sander, principal
Andy Wolfe

Tuba and Bass Trombone
Michael Allen, principal

Timpani
Michael Tetreault, principal

Percussion
Peter Cooper
Nena Lorenz

Harp
Janet Harriman, principal

Banjo and Guitar
Alex Komodore

Harpsichord
Michael Baitzer

Piano
Jay Rozendaal

^ New artist

The orchestra pit is dedicated to the memory of Julie Penrose and the generosity of the Penrose family and El Pomar Foundation.