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Board of Directors

Cheryl Hickman - Chair
Top prize winner in the George London Competition in New York, Cheryl Hickman debuted with Florida Grand Opera as Desdemona OTELLO, performed the role of M
Michael Mori - Vice-Chair
Michael hails from over twenty years as a performer and recording artist, eight years as a director, and eight years working in administration including UBC
Tim Yakimec - Secretary-Treasurer
Tim recalls seeing a touring show of Edmonton Opera when in junior high school in the 70’s in small town Alberta.  Little did he know he would be in a
Dean Burry
Toronto-based Composer and Educator Dean Burry joins the Canadian Children’s Opera Company as Artistic Director following two decades of dedication to childr
Kim Gaynor
Kim Gaynor has spent more than 30 years in influential and senior positions with cultural and performing arts institutions and festivals in Canada, the
Patrick Hansen
Patrick Hansen continues his unique career throughout North America as an operatic conductor, vocal coach, and stage director.
Chantal Lambert
Soprano / Director of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal
Marion Newman
Kwagiulth and Stó:lō First Nations, English, Irish and Scottish mezzo-soprano Marion Newman “sings with rich, opulent tone, and her delivery pulses with the
Ian Rye
Chief Executive Officer Ian Rye has been with Pacific Opera Victoria since 2006, serving as Director of Production and Director of Artistic Administration be
Marc Scorca - CEO Opera America
President/CEO, OPERA America
Christina Loewen - Executive Director
Christina Loewen has led as Executive Director since 2009 with a vision focussed on helping the sector build resilience and navigate high levels of