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.

Pamela A. Pantos, President & Chief Executive Officer
John Baril, Music Director
Michael Baitzer, Administrator, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program & Principal Coach/Diction Coach

Administrative

Sara Blackwelder, Controller and Director of Human Resources
Ana Carrera, Accounting Clerk
Wanda M. Larson, Office Administrator & Gift Shop Administrator

Development

Scott Finlay, Vice President of Development
Elisabeth Boyce, Development Administrative Coordinator

Education

Contact: education@centralcityopera.org

Margaret Ozaki Graves, Director of Education & Community Engagement

Marketing & Communications

Gail Bransteitter, Director of Marketing & Communications
Erin Osovets, Associate Director of Marketing & Communications
Lauren Grulke, Marketing Content Manager
Melissa Rick
, Art Direction & Graphic Design

Box Office/Patron Services

Deb Mountain, Sales Operations Manager 
AJ Kazlouski
, Patrons Services Associate

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

 

Historic Properties

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

Music & Coaching

John Baril, Music Director & Conductor
Brian Cook, Orchestra Personnel Co-Manager
Nancy Samantha Headlee, Assistant to the Music Director and Orchestra Personnel Manager

Festival Orchestra

John Baril, Music Director
Brian Cook, Orchestra Personnel Co-Manager
Nancy Samantha Headlee, Assistant to the Music Director and Orchestra Personnel Manager

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

VIOLA

Koko Dyulgerski, principal
Leah Kovach, assistant principal
Nancy Samantha Headlee
Lora Stevens

CELLO
Jonathan Lewis, principal
Kimberly Patterson, assistant principal

BASS
John Arnesen, principal

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