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Arizona Opera

4600 North 12Th Street, Tucson, AZ 85719 >

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Categories:Cultural Attractions Events & Facilities

Site:azopera.com

Phone:(520) 293-4336

Description:Arizona Opera has its roots in 1971 Tucson, where it was founded by a dedicated group of opera enthusiasts. Drawing on a mix of local and regional talent, the company's first General Director, James P. Sullivan, presented an inaugural season featuring two performances of Rossini's Barber of Seville at the Tucson Convention Center Music Hall. In just a few short years, the company grew to a three-opera season encompassing nine performances. It was only a matter of time before the show hit the...

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Who has worked at Arizona Opera

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Anna White
Operations/Accounting Manager
Dasha Hlavenka
ViolinistSince 1998
Rosie's House: A Music Academy for ChildrenAssistant Artistic Director 2000 - 2009
Debra Simonson
Wig AssistantSince Feb 2010
Purdue UniversityReceptionist Jan 2004 - May 2005
Earl Hazell
Bass-baritoneSince Oct 2010
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Fae L. Rubenfeld
ControllerSince Jun 2010
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Jessica Besecker
Events & Outreach ManagerSince May 2012
Education & Development InternAug 2011 - May 2012
Stanton College Preparatory High SchoolArts Educator Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Joann Serra
Director of Finance and AdministrationSince 2012
Controller and HR Administrator2005 - 2012
Norton Museum of ArtAccounting Manager 1999 - 2005
Laura Baldasano
Senior Director of Education
Director of Education2005 - 2011
Young Arts Arizona Ltd.Collaborator Since 2005
Laura Wirth
Assistant Costume Shop Manager & DraperSince Aug 2010
Le Chat NoirCEO Since Jul 2009
Matt Mulholland
SupernumerarySince Aug 2011
Greyhound Pets of America - ArizonaVolunteer Since Jan 2011
Melissa Glenn
ChoristerSince Aug 2010
Scottsdale Community CollegeVoice Faculty Since Jan 2010
Rhea Shaffer
Box Office RepresentitiveSince Sep 2013
Music Celebrations InternationalTour Consultant Jun 2012 - May 2013
Ryan Taylor
General DirectorSince Apr 2013
Director of Artistic AdministrationJan 2012 - Apr 2013
ADA Artist ManagementManager & Public Relations Oct 2009 - Jan 2012
Sarah Jane Mcmahon
Mabel in Pirates of PenzanceSince Oct 2010
Opera Theater of ConnecticutVioletta in La Traviata Aug 2010 - Oct 2010
Shadi Mogadime
Interim Senior Director of Marketing and Development
Zack Hayhurst
Artistic AdministratorSince Apr 2013
Associate Artistic AdministratorAug 2011 - Apr 2013
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Former Employees

Position at Arizona Opera Next work at
Alyssa Saint
Priority Ticketing CoordinatorJul 2011 - Jun 2012
San Francisco BalletDevelopment Database Coordinator Since Mar 2013
Amanda Pabyan
 
Shippensburg Festival Since 2014
Anita Shaw
Phoenix Box Office ManagerJan 1996 - Aug 1996
Live Nation EntertainmentTechnical Project Manager Since Feb 2010
Audrey Caruthers
Administrative Assistant/Usher CoordinatorNov 2005 - Jun 2007
Austin Prutch
Special Event Coordinator InternJan 2007 - May 2007
City of ScottsdaleTown Down Ambassador Since Oct 2013
Beth Lytwynec
Marion Roose Pullin Resident Artist2013 - 2013
Beth Lytwynec, mezzo-sopranoOpera singer
Betty Wildes
Director of Personnel / Operations ManagerFeb 2003 - Mar 2006
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, IncSenior A/P Specialist Since Nov 2011
Brandon Ehrenreich
First Assistant Stage ManagerSince Sep 2010
Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration PointProduction Stage Manager Since May 2011
Carolyn Sullivan
Marketing ManagerJul 2010 - Dec 2011
Marketing ManagerSince Jul 2010
The Predictive Group, Inc.Marketing Manager Since Mar 2012
Christine Slomski
Marketing ManagerApr 2013 - Sep 2013
Hospitality Maestro Fox Restaurant ConceptsHospitality Maestro Since Sep 2013
Christy Patterson
Volunteer Box Office AssistantOct 2003 - Apr 2008
SandccompanySmall Business Owner Since Mar 2008
Claire Friday
Assistant Stage Manager2009 - 2010
LA OperaRehearsal Administrator Since Oct 2012
Claudia Botterweg
MusicianSince Oct 1989
Solo Staff DesignWeb Design & Development Since Apr 2007
Colin Columna
Director of Community Affairs2006 - 2011
Marketing and Promotions Manager2004 - 2006
Cynthia Baker
Principal 2nd Violin2002 - 2012
Quartet SabakuFirst Violinist Since 1998
Cynthia Rhys
Presenter2005 - 2011
C Rhys CommunicationsOwner Since Oct 2004
D. Justin Carpenter
ChoristerSince 2010
The Music StoreVoice Teacher Since 2012
Darren Friedman
Professional VocalistJun 1998 - Apr 2010
Northwest Valley MusicVoice Teacher Since May 2012
Debra Harrison
Executive Director2006 - 2009
Fairfax Symphony OrchestraPresident/CEO Since Dec 2012
Denae Brennan
Events and Outreach ManagerSep 2010 - Jun 2011
Dennis Tamblyn
ChoristerSince Feb 2002
Phoenix OperaChorister Since Dec 2010
Diana Hossack
Consultant2006 - 2007
Choral Arts Society of WashingtonDirector of Marketing and Public Relations Since Sep 2012
Dorothy Hemmo
Chorister1997 - 2010
University of Illinois at SpringfieldClinical Assistant Professor/Instructional Services Librarian Since Aug 2012
Eric Deaver
Ensemble MemberOct 1999 - Jun 2003
SymantecSenior Learning Consultant Since Jul 2011
Gary Simpson
IAGOMar 2011 - Apr 2011
Metropolitan OperaDramatic Baritone
Gayle Talerico
Box Office Manager/Membership Services CoordinatorSep 1996 - Aug 1999
George Cordes
Chorus & Comprimario Artist1983 - 1984
High Peaks OperaArtistic Director Since Jan 2009
Jc Elias
BOX OFFICE MANAGERDec 2002 - Mar 2007
James Mcnamara
DirectorSince 2000
Opera Classica EuropaDirector Since 2010
Jeanne Thompson
Director of Marketing & Public Relations/PhoenixJun 1990 - Mar 1992
Jeff Reeder
PhotographerSince 2010
Jeff Reeder PhotographyOwner
Jenna Martell
Marketing CoordinatorMay 2012 - Feb 2013
ABUS USAMarketing Coordinator Since Feb 2013
Jennifer Sheldon
OperatunitySep 2010 - Jun 2012
Mountain View Lutheran Churchmusic director Since Oct 2005
Jill Gardner
Floria ToscaJan 2013 - Feb 2013
Johanna Martinez
Set Painter, Electrical RiggerSince 2008
Dr. Danger Stunts EntertainmentProduction Manager / Mission Control Since Mar 2013
Jonathan Nadel
Outreach performerSep 2000 - Oct 2000
University of California at DavisInstructor of Voice Since 2008
Julia Nierad
Senior Director of Finance2006 - 2008
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Kate Crowley
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONSSince Jul 2012
Phoenix New TimesWriter/Blogger Since Aug 2012
Kate Francis
Director of DevelopmentJun 2003 - Apr 2006
Jazz St LouisDirector of Development and Marketing Since Jan 2012
Katherine Shields
MusicianSince Oct 1999
San Tan Community Performing ArtsMusic Director, San Tan Orchestra Since Jun 2011
Katrin Hilbe
Assistant Director2003 - 2003
InbrookDeputy Artistic Director Since Jul 2012
Keturah Stickann
Choreographer/Associate DirectorApr 2012 - May 2012
Opera MemphisStage Director Since Aug 2013
Kimberly Potter
Principal OboeMar 1997 - Jun 1999
Hillcrest Convalescent CenterCertified Nursing Assistant Since Aug 2012
Kristin Roney
Core ChoristerSince Aug 2009
Self employedPrivate Voice Instructor Since Sep 2009
Kyle Norris
Stage ManagerAug 2008 - Oct 2008
The Milwuakee Symphony OrchestraStage and Technical Manager Since Sep 2011
Lacy Sauter
ChorusOct 2006 - Jan 2009
The Santa Fe OperaApprentice Singer Since May 2012
Laura Schairer
Director or Marketing1988 - 2006
Audience MagnetsPresident
Laurie Lemley
Director of Major GiftsJul 2008 - Mar 2010
Washington Performing Arts SocietyDirector of Development Since 2010
Linda J Lambie
Associate Concertmaster1993 - 2000
Lisa Bury
Senior Director of DevelopmentAug 2007 - May 2009
Seattle OperaDirector of Development Since Jan 2011
Mandy Chitty
Development/Special Events InternJan 2010 - Mar 2010
Marcy Goldsmith
Intern/Volunteer for Marketing, Education and Development Departments2009 - 2010
Matthew Erikson
Public Relations ManagerSep 2011 - May 2012
Aspen Public RadioRadio Host/Writer Since Jun 2012
Michael Dauphinais
Accompanist2000 - 2009
Opera SouthwestPrincipal Pianist and Vocal Coach Since 2012
Michael Dezort
Performer2007 - 2008
Michael Hendrick
2000 - Floyd: "Of Mice and Men" - Lennie Small2000 - 2000
Miquel Edson
CarmenNov 2010 - Nov 2010
Metropolitan OperaArmida Since Jan 2011
Monica Barrows
Director of Individual Giving2002 - 2006
Director of Special Events2001 - 2002
Director of Public Relations1994 - 2001
Napa Valley Film FestivalDirector of Corporate Development Since Oct 2011
Neil Millican
Chorister2002 - 2009
Arizona State UniversityLibrary Specialist
Nikole Yurt
Special Events and Volunteer CoordinatorSep 2009 - Jun 2010
Christie'sSpecial Events Coordinator
Pamela Lowe
Director of Individual GivingJul 2006 - Aug 2009
The Ohio State UniversityDirector of Development Since Jan 2012
Peter Somogyi
Director of Artistic AdministrationJun 2010 - Dec 2011
Director of Artistic AdministrationSince Jun 2010
Chesapeake International ArtistsBooking Associate Since Mar 2013
Phdre Von Kallenbach
Patron Sales AssociateOct 2011 - Aug 2012
Rio Salado CollegeProject Management Office/Information Services Since Jan 2014
Polly Monroe
Company ManagerOct 1990 - Jun 2010
Dean Health SystemMedical Staff Services Assistant Since Nov 2010
Rachel Mann
Events & Outreach ManagerJun 2011 - Aug 2011
YouTubeNext Day TV Coordinator Since May 2013
Rachel Velarde
ChoristerOct 1997 - Apr 2011
Grand Canyon UniversityAdjunct Faculty in Voice Since Aug 2010
Reed Fisher
Stage DirectorDec 2006 - Jan 2007
The Glimmerglass FestivalProduction Stage Manager Since May 2011
Robert Denton
Lighting DesignerFeb 2006 - Feb 2006
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Samuel Levine
Lucia di Lammermoor2012 - 2012
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Sarah Jane Mcmahon
Mabel in Pirates of PenzanceOct 2010 - Nov 2010
Scott Altman
General Director2009 - 2013
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Sherry Sklar
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Taissa Zveiter
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Terri Staats
Assistant Box Office Manager1997 - 2002
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