2013CompanyPhoto710CENTRAL 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]
Scott Dessens, Chief Financial Officer
John Baril, Music Director
John Moriarty, Artistic Director Emeritus
Michael Baitzer, Administrator, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program and Principal Coach/Diction Coach

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Sara Blackwelder, Controller
Ana Carrera, Accounting Clerk
Wanda M. Larson, Office Administrator and Gift Shop Administrator/Buyer

BOX OFFICE

The Box Office can be reached collectively at boxoffice@centralcityopera.org or 303-292-6700.

Deb Mountain, Sales Operations Manager
Rachelle Cole,  Box Office Associate

DEVELOPMENT

Scott Finlay, Director of Development
Katherine Nicholson, Associate Director of Development
Clare Mail, Assistant Director of Development
Lane Michael Melott, Development Associate
Jenaveve Linabary, Development Operations Coordinator
Jeremy Schwartz, Events Coordinator
Shira Zimmerman, Grants Officer
Katherine Wilson, Grants Coordinator

HISTORIC PROPERTIES

Eric Chinn, Director of Historic Properties
Sam Carrington, Historic Property Maintenance

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

Lisa Zetah, Director of Marketing
Dr. Paul Halverson, DMA, Associate Director of Audience Development
Margaret Siegrist, Marketing Consultant
Blake Communications, Public Relations
Melissa Rick, Art Direction and Graphic Design

EDUCATION

The Education department can be reached collectively at education@centralcityopera.org

Emily Murdock, Associate Director of Education, Podcast Host and Producer

MUSIC AND COACHING STAFF

John Baril, Music Director and Conductor
Angela Dombrowski, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager
Kirby Brayman, Assistant to the Music Director

PRODUCTION STAFF

Karen T. Federing, Director of Production

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Judith W. Grant, Chairman
Roopesh Aggarwal
, President
Dr. Gregg Kvistad, Treasurer
Michael Huseby, Secretary
Nancy S. Parker, Immediate Past Chairman
J. Landis Martin, Chairman Emeritus

DIRECTORS

Margaret Baker
Pamela Bansbach
Maureen K. Barker
Nancy P. Brittain
Melinda Couzens
Michelle Dorman
Ronald Engels
Richard A. Goozh
Heath C. Hutchison
Kevin Kearney
Hilton G. Martin
Susan Rawley
Laura Trask Schneider
Brian Weldon
Robert “Sonny” Wiegand II
Carol Yaley

HONORARY BOARD

Gerald Bader
The Honorable Jack W. Berryhill
Barbara Danos
Robert A. Ellis
Barbara Ferguson
Jeannie Fuller
The Honorable Robert Fullerton
Gail Gordon
James R. Hilger, Jr.
Larry J. Manion
Edward C. Nichols
Daniel L. Ritchie
Elizabeth Rostermundt
Robert D. Showalter
Phoebe Smedley
George Ann Victor

EX-OFFICIO BOARD

Kristin Bender – President, Central City Opera Guild
Dr. Rebecca Chopp – Chancellor, University of Denver
The Honorable Michael B. Hancock – Mayor, City of Denver
The Honorable Jeremy Fey – Mayor, City of Central
The Honorable Jared Polis – Governor, State of Colorado

NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Central City Opera continues to build its advocacy councils to represent the company and to bring an important perspective regarding trends throughout the world of opera.

Elisabeth M. Armstrong – Chairman, Dallas, TX
Robert A. Ellis – San Francisco, CA
Eva Womack – Austin, TX

REGIONAL ADVOCACY COUNCIL

Lori Stone Bellingham, Chairman
Roger Ames
Judeth and Doug Comstock
Tricia Dickinson
William Lynn Dixon
Nancy Hemming
Tammy and Tom Kenning
Marcia Ragonetti
Karen Ritz
Linda Weise
Andrew Yarosh

ENDOWMENT FUND BOARD

J. Landis Martin, President
Anne McGonagle, Campaign Chair
Nancy S. Parker, Secretary/Treasurer
John W. Low, Esq. Jim Palenchar
Julia Secor
Robert A. Unger

BONFILS-STANTON FOUNDATION ARTISTS

2019 Apprentice Artists:

Sopranos: Caitlin Crabill, Veronique Filloux, Amanda Olea, Jennifer Russo

Mezzo-Sopranos: Melanie Ashkar, Emily Harmon, Michelle Monroe, Christina Pezzarossi

Tenors: David Rivera Bozón, Joseph Leppek, Dylan Morrongiello, Chris Mosz

Baritones: Thaddeus Ennen, Matthew Peterson, Spencer Reichman, Sean Stanton

Bass-Baritones: Brent Hetherington, Ryan Stoll

2019 Studio Artists:

Sopranos: Leah Brzyski, Madeline Ehlinger, Christine Oh

Mezzo-Sopranos: Gabrielle Barkidjija, Jesse Mashburn, Virginia Reed

Tenors: Benjamin DaCosta-Kaufman, Dylan Davis, Zachary Goldman

Baritones: Joseph Mazzara, Garrett Obrycki, Christopher Stanfill

Bass-Baritones: Blake Jennings, Brady Muth

ORCHESTRA MEMBERS

FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA ROSTER

John Baril, Music Director
Brian Cook, Orchestra Personnel Manager
Angela Dombrowski, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager and Music Librarian

 VIOLIN

Rachel Segal, concertmaster
Takanori Sugishita, assistant concertmaster
Sharon Park, principal second
Chris Jusell, assistant principal second
Natasha Colkett
Angela Dombrowski
Emily Glover
James Wyn Hart
Filip Lazovski
Susie Peek
Ingrid Peoria

VIOLA

(Vacant), principal
(Vacant), assistant principal
N. Samantha Headlee
Lora Stevens

CELLO

Jonathan Lewis, principal
Cedra Kuehn, assistant principal
Kimberly Patterson

 BASS

John Arnesen, principal
Andy Holmes

FLUTE

Masha Popova, principal
Ebonee Thomas

 OBOE

Jeffrey Stephenson, principal
Sarah Bierhaus

 CLARINET

Anna Brumbaugh, principal
Michelle Orman

BASSOON

Jill Dispenza, principal
(Vacant)

 HORN

Carolyn Kunicki, principal
Young Kim
Devon Park
(Vacant)

TRUMPET

Leslie Scarpino,  principal
(Vacant)

TROMBONE

Bron Wright, principal
Andy Wolfe
Jeff Craig

TUBA

(Vacant), principal

HARP

Janet Harriman, principal

TIMPANI

Mike P. Tetreault, principal

PERCUSSION

Carl Dixon, principal
Peter Cooper
Nena Lorenz Wright

TOURING ARTISTS

Our year-round roster of local professional artists perform and teach around the region.

SOPRANOS

Jovahnna Borboa
Ruth Carver
Judeth Shay Comstock*
Christie Conover
Phoenix Gayles
Erin Hackel
Christiana McMullen
Emily Murdock*
Margaret Ozaki
Amanda Raddatz
Michelle Diggs Thompson

MEZZO SOPRANOS

Dianela Acosta
Sarah Barber*
Jennifer DeDominici*
Marcia Ragonetti
Rebecca Robinson
Margaret Siegrist
Leslie Remmert Soich

TENORS

Jason Baldwin*
James Baumgardner*
Eapen Leubner
Joshua Zabatta

BARITONES

Josh DeVane
Adam Ewing*
Matthew Peterson
Chad Reagan
Tom Sitzler
Steven Taylor
Bradley Thompson*
Malcolm Ulbrick

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Steven Aguiló-Arbues, piano
Adam Buer, guitar
Sara Parkinson, piano
Deborah Schmit-Lobis, piano, composer/arranger*
Jeremy Reger, piano
Travis Yamamoto, piano

RESIDENT TEACHING ARTIST

Roger Ames, composer*

ADMINISTRATION

Deborah Morrow, Director*
Emily Murdock, Associate Director and Host/Producer of Central City Opera Podcast*

*Teaching Artist