Who’s Who


Evgeny Kissin


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

Krista Isberg, Vice-President
Attorney, and Associate at Farris Lawyers

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

Daniel Cairns, CFA, Treasurer
Senior Associate, Stern Partners

Miro Kinch, Director
Writer, designer, fundraiser, arts administrator

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

Kattia Woloshyniuk, Director
Development and Operations Technician, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

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


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

Alan Corbishley
Director of Concerts Programming

Roger Parton
Rehearsal pianist and principal coach

Adam Abrams
Designer and Webmaster

Caroline Wiese, MA (UBC)
John Webber
Lighting and Set Design
Jayson McLean
Production Manager
Collette Berg
Stage Manager
Jim Littleford
Orchestra contractor

Vanessa Tetangco