WHO WE ARE

Email staff members via the red links below or by call the administrative line at 303-292-6500. To reach the Box Office, call 303-292-6700.

Pelham G. Pearce, Jr., General/Artistic Director
Scott A. Dessens, Chief Operating Officer/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

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

BOX OFFICE

Contact: boxoffice@centralcityopera.org or 303-292-6700.

Deb Mountain, Sales Operations Manager
Lilien Lemieux, Patron Services Associate

 

DEVELOPMENT

Katherine Nicholson, Acting Director of Development
Jenaveve Linabary, Development Operations Manager
Jeremy Schwartz, Events Manager
Michael Walker, Development Associate
Shira Zimmerman, Grants Officer
Sam Moody, Grants Coordinator

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

Gail Bransteitter, Director of Marketing and Communications
Erin Osovets, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Margaret Siegrist, Marketing Content Manager
Teila Theisen, Audience Development Manager
Melissa Rick, Art Direction and Graphic Design

HISTORIC PROPERTIES

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

EDUCATION

Contact: education@centralcityopera.org

Emily Murdock, Director of Education, Podcast Host and Producer
Margaret Ozaki Graves, Education Coordinator

PRODUCTION STAFF

Karen T. Federing, Director of Production

MUSIC AND COACHING STAFF

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

FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

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

VIOLIN
Byron A. Hitchcock, 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
Kostadin Dyulgerski, principal
Leah Kovach, assistant principal
N. Samantha Headlee
Lora Stevens

CELLO
Jonathan Lewis, principal
Kimberly Patterson, assistant principal
VACANT

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
Francisco Delgado

HORN
Carolyn Kunicki, principal
Josh East
Devon Park
Chandler Spoon

TRUMPET
Leslie Scarpino, principal
Jonathan Kaplan

TROMBONE
Bron Wright, principal
Andrew Wolfe
Jeffrey J. Craig

TUBA
Adam Snider, principal

HARP
Janet Harriman, principal

TIMPANI
Mike P. Tetreault, principal

PERCUSSION
Carl Dixon, principal
Peter Cooper
Nena Lorenz Wright