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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
Tom Wright - Secretary-Treasurer
Tom Wright is the Director of Artistic Planning for Vancouver Opera.
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
Patrick Hansen
Patrick Hansen continues his unique career throughout North America as an operatic conductor, vocal coach, and stage director.
Alexander Neef
Alexander Neef, appointed General Director of the Canadian Opera Company in June 2008, has worked with some of the most prestigious arts organizations in th
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
Colleen Sexsmith
Ms. Colleen Sexsmith is the current Chair of the Canadian Opera Company Board of Directors.
Tim Yakimec
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 l
Marc Scorca - CEO Opera America
President/CEO, OPERA America
Christina Loewen - Executive Director
Executive Director, Christina Loewen, joined Opera.ca in 2008, since then steering a steady course for the organization through the development and implement