Who’s Who


Evgeny Kissin


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

Daphne Rodzinyak, Vice-President
Attorney, and Associate at Lawson Lundell LLP

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

Daniel Cairns, CFA, Treasurer
Vice President, Stern Partners

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

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
Conductor and Artistic Director

Trudy Chalmers
General Manager

Alan Corbishley
Director of Concerts

Roger Parton
Rehearsal pianist and principal coach

Adam Abrams
Designer and Webmaster

Kattia Woloshyniuk
Auditions Manager

John Webber
Lighting and Set Design
Jayson McLean
Production Manager, 2008 - 2020
SAD AND SUDDEN NEWS / 7 August 2020
Our great friend and longtime colleague, production manager Jayson McLean, has passed at the age of 54. He died at St Paul’s Hospital, with his wife Veronica at his side. We have no other details at this time, but send our love and gratitude for his life and work.
Jayson first came to us in 2008 as TD on our production of DER KAISER VON ATLANTIS, at the Rothstein Theatre. He has been Production Manager on ALL of our MainStage productions since then. Most recently, he led production of BERLIN: THE LAST CABARET at PuSh. He would have built CHINATOWN in September 2021.
City Opera has no more faithful and enterprising a friend than Jayson. Nor has anyone.
Collette Berg
Stage Manager
Jim Littleford
Orchestra contractor

Vanessa Tetangco