Who’s Who


Evgeny Kissin


 Janet Lea, President
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

Jennifer Yong, Director and Governance Officer
Attorney, and Legal Counsel at iQmetrix 

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; composer; soloist degree in piano, Royal Conservatorium of Music, Amsterdam; President and CEO, Orange Music Inc., a Vancouver music production company

Krista Isberg, Director
Attorney, and Associate at Farris Lawyers

Daphne Rodzinyak, Director
Attorney, and Associate at Lawson Lundell LLP

Helen Song, Chair, Development Committee
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

 Ethel Whitty
Executive Director, The Carnegie Community Centre, ret'd. Novelist, playwright


City Opera Vancouver is a member of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, a Community Partner of the Canadian Music Centre, and operates under the jurisdiction of Actors' Equity and the Canadian Federation of Musicians. The Board of City Opera Vancouver meets monthly, except August, in the board room of the Canadian Music Centre.


Diane Tucker, JD, CIPP/C
Privacy Officer



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

Trudy Chalmers
General Manager

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

Roger Parton
Rehearsal pianist and associate coach

Alan Corbishley
Communications Director 

Adam Abrams
Designer and Webmaster

Caroline Wiese, MA (UBC)
Jayson McLean
Production Manager
Collette Berg
Stage Manager