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Board of Directors

Michael Mori - Chair
Michael Hidetoshi Mori is a "shot of adrenaline to opera".
Ian Rye- Vice-Chair
Chief Executive Officer Ian Rye has been with Pacific Opera Victoria since 2006, serving as Director of Production and Director of Artistic Administration be
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
Cheryl Hickman, Past-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
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 positi
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
Amy Mushinski
Amy Mushinski, Associate Director, Public Affairs, The Canadian Opera Company, joined the Canadian Opera Company as Public Affairs Manager in August 2006, an
Bruce Munro Wright
Bruce Munro Wright is active in the arts and not-for-profit sectors in British Columbia, Ontario and nationally as trustee, philanthropist, panelist, fundrai
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