Who’s Who


Evgeny Kissin


 Janet Lea, President and Artistic Administrator
Arts Manager; former Director of Cultural Programs for British Columbia, CBC; former Area Head for Music, CBC Toronto

Douglas Berg, Vice-President
IT and design advisor; Technology manager, BC Hydro, Vancouver.

Helen Song, Secretary
B.L.Arch, UBC. Small business owner/operator. Former Project Manager, Pantages Theatre Restoration Initiative. Former Project Manager, Jung Ventures, Infinity at Central City. Former Project Coordinator, Koret Lofts.

Shamsh Kassam, CA, Treasurer
Chartered Accountant. Former Vice-President and CFO at Western International Communications, and currently Chief Financial Officer and Vice President at Stern Partners.

Jaap Nico Hamburger, Director
Cardiologist, Vancouver General Hospital; composer; soloist degree in piano, Royal Conservatorium of Music, Amsterdam; President and CEO, Orange Music Inc., a Vancouver music production company.

Juliana Mah, Director
Lawyer at Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP specializing in corporate and commercial law transactions, with a focus on entertainment and media law. 


City Opera Vancouver is a member of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, and a Community Partner of the Canadian Music Centre. The Board of City Opera Vancouver meets monthly in the board room of the Canadian Music Centre.



Sir Charles Mackerras, CH, AC, CBE (deceased)
Music Advisor, 2006-2010

Bob Baker
Canadian Music Advisor

Sean Bickerton
Canadian Music Advisor

Colin Miles
Canadian Music Advisor

Diane Tucker
Privacy Officer



Dr Charles Barber, BMus (UVic). MA, DMA (Stanford)
Conductor and Artistic Director

Cathleen Gingrich, Dipl Hum Res (George Brown). MA, Opera (UBC)
General Manager

David Boothroyd, BA (Mount Allison Univ). MA (Univ of Western Ontario)
Company pianist and principal coach

Radhika Yeddanapudi, BA Hons (Univ of Delhi). MS (Virginia Tech). Dipl Planning and Negotiation (SFU)
Chair, City Opera Fundraising Committee

Adam Abrams
Designer and Webmaster

Caroline Wiese, MA (UBC)
Auditions Manager