Administration and Staff - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Administration + Staff

ADMINISTRATION

Anthony Freud, OBE
General Director
The Women's Board Endowed Chair 

  Sir Andrew Davis
Music Director
John D. and Alexandra C. Nichols Endowed Chair
     
Renée Fleming
Creative Consultant


  Drew Landmesser
Deputy General Director


     
Mary Ladish Selander
Director of Development


  Brent Fisher
Director of Finance


     
Lisa Middleton
Director of Marketing


  Nicholas Ivor Martin
Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

     
Andreas Melinat
Director of Artistic Administration


  Cayenne Harris
Lyric Unlimited Director


     
Alexandra Day
Director of Public Relations

  Kelley Ahuja
Director of Human Resources


     
Dan Novak
Director, Ryan Opera Center
The Ryan Opera Center Board Endowed Chair 


   

Accounting/Finance

Brent Fisher
Director of Finance
  Jeff Brown
Controller
     
Cynthia Darling
Teresa Hogan

Senior Accountants 
  Nyketa Marshall
Accounts Payable 
Coordinator 
     
Kelley Dorhauer
Accounting Projects 
Coordinator 
  Emily Cohen
Accounting Assistant
     
Debbie Dahlgren
Payroll Supervisor 
  Adriana Halbac
Payroll Analyst 

Facilities

Rich Regan
Director of Facilities
  Nora O'Malley
Facility Operations Manager
     
Sharon Lomasney
Events and Sales Manager 
  Eric Bays
Facilities Coordinator 
     
Steven Farrell
Chief Engineer 
  Charles Holliday
Security Services Coordinator

Human Resources

Kelley Ahuja
Director of Human Resources
  Rose Lewis
Employment Manager
     
Bert Brown
Benefits Manager
   

Information Technology

Will Raj
Director of Information Technology
  Rita Parida
Senior Applications Specialist
     
Christian Carranza
Manager of IT Operations
  René Calvo
Help Desk Coordinator

Office Administration

Marie L. Connolly
Manager of Administrative Services
  Xiong Her
Mail/Purchasing Clerk
     
Susan Harant
Receptionist
   

ARTISTIC

Andreas Melinat
Director of Artistic Administration
  Christoph Ptack
Associate Artistic Administrator
     
Evamaria Wieser
Casting Consultant
   

DEVELOPMENT

Mary Ladish Selander
Director of Development
  Erin L. Koppel
Director of Annual Campaign and Women's Board Activities
     
Jonathan P. Siner
Director of Planned Giving
  Leslie Mastroianni
Director of Special Campaigns
     
Laura Perlow
Director of Corporate, Foundation, 
and Government Support
   Lawrence DelPilar
Director of Individual Giving
     
Janice Shucart
Director of Chapters and Guild Board Activities
   Alexandra Voigt
Assistant Director of Development - Donor Services and Special Events  
     
Marta Garczarczyk
Associate Director of Annual Giving
   Judy I. Lipp
Assistant Director of Development - Donor Records and Reports
     
Katy Hall
Assistant Director of Development - Donor Relations and Research
  Bridget Monahan
Associate Director of Women's Board Activities 
     
Meaghan Stainback
Assistant to the Director of Development
  Anita O'Connell
Resource Development Manager
     
Emily Esmail
Administrative Assistant - Corporate & Foundation Support
  Katarina Visnevska
Coordinator, Chapters & Guild Board Special Events
     
Lisa Della Pia
Research Associate
  Rose Truesdale
E-Fundraising Specialist
     
Amanda Allen
Administrative Coordinator - Individual and Planned Giving
  Nicole Eubanks
Administrative Assistant - 
Donor Services and Special Events
     
Amy Alvarado
Annual Giving Specialist
  Chelsea Southwood
Stefanie Duff

Administrative Assistants - 
Women's Board
     
Hillary Pieper
Administrative Assistant, Chapters 
  Jeffrey Dziedzic
Karolina Sledz

Administrative Assistants - 
Donor Records
     
Deborah Hare
Contina Harris

Development Associates
   

LYRIC UNLIMITED

Cayenne Harris
Lyric Unlimited Director
  Mark Riggleman
Director of Education
Chapters' Endowed Chair for Education
     
Alejandra Boyer
Lyric Unlimited Manager
  Jesse Gram
Audience Education Manager
     
Kate O'Connor
School Engagement Manager
  Drew Smith
Program Assistant



MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

Lisa Middleton
Director of Marketing
  Alexandra Day
Director of Public Relations
     
Tracy Galligher
Associate Director of Marketing
  Roger Pines
Dramaturg
     
Magda Krance
Manager of Media Relations
  Jack Zimmerman
Subscriber Relations Manager 
and Media Services
     
Vacant
Marketing Production Manager
   Maggie Berndt
Public Relations Specialist
     
 Joel Friend
Group Sales Manager
   Andrew Cioffi
Digital Content Producer
     
 Sarah Kaplan
Advertising and Promotions Manager
  Vacant
E-Commerce Web Editor 
     
Carrie Krol
Digital/Media Assets Specialist
  Susan Mathieson Mayer
Consultant
     
Stefany Phillips
Marketing & PR Coordinator
   

Ticket Department

Paul Molinelli
Director of Ticketing Services
  Mary Mueller
Assistant Director of
Ticketing Services
     
Paula Getman
Ticket Operations Supervisor
  Susan Harrison Niemi
Phone Sales Supervisor
     
Miguel González
Patron Relations Representative
  Ron Popp
Subscription Coordinator
     
Shelley Cameron
Group and Special 
Ticketing Coordinator
  Kirsten Alfredsen 
Luis Miguel Bendaña
Justin Berkowitz
Tabitha Boorsma
Taree Chadwick
Amber Doss
Melissa King
 
Carol Michelini
Daniel Shaw
Valerie Taylor

Ticketing Assistants

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL DIRECTOR

Nicole Proulx
Executive Assistant to
the General Director
  Geary S. Albright
Administrative Coordinator

OPERATIONS

Nicholas Ivor Martin
Director of Operations
and Special Initiatives
  Thomas Young
Director of Music
Administration
     
Stephanie Karr
Chorus, Orchestra, 
and Ballet Manager 
  Elise R. Kerr
Administrative Coordinator, 
Operations 
     
Sarah Generes
Assistant to the Music Director
  Wendy Skoczen
Music Librarian
     
 Gretchen Eng
Music Administration Assistant
   

Production and Rehearsal Staff

Ian Derrer
Director of Production 
  Tara Faircloth
Erik Friedman
Jennifer Harber
Elise Sandell
Paula Suozzi
David Carl Toulson

Assistant Stage Directors
     
John W. Coleman
Caroline Moores
Daniel Sokalski
Rachel A. Tobias

Stage Managers
  Darin Burnett
Erik Friedman
Shannon Gonzalez
Jennifer Harber
Derek Matson
Jayme O'Hara
Daniel Sokalski
Amy C. Thompson
Rachel A. Tobias
Bill Walters

Assistant Stage Managers
     
Ben Bell Bern
Rehearsal Scheduler
  Josie Campbell
Artistic Services Coordinator
     
Amy Greene
Operations Coordinator
  Marina Vecci
Rehearsal Associate
     
Salvador F. Garza
Gabrielle Gottlieb

Rehearsal Assistants
   

TECHNICAL AND LIGHTING

Michael Smallwood
Technical Director
Allan and Elaine
Muchin Endowed Chair
  April Busch
Production Manager
     
Michael Schoenig
Technical Finance Manager
  Scott Wolfson
Assistant Technical Director
     
Valerie Walz
Technical Design Manager
  Maria DeFabo
Properties Coordinator
     

Lighting

Chris Maravich
Lighting Director
  Kaitlyn Breen
Assistant Lighting Designer
     
Heather Sparling
Lighting Assistant
   

Technical

William Reilly, Jr.
Master Carpenter
  Michael Barker
Head Flyman
     
Mike Reilly
Automation/Rigging
  Bradly Long
Shop Carpenter
     
Robert Barros
Layout Carpenter
  Drew Trusk
Shop Welder
     
Bruce Woodruff
Layout Welder
  Richard "Doc" Wren
Warehouse Coordinator
     
Joe Dockweiler
Ryan McGovern
 
Michael O'Donnell
Jeffrey Streichhirsch

Assistant Carpenters 
  Chris Barker
Mike Bowman
Dan DiBennardi

Dan Donahue
Brian Grenda
Justin Hull
Robert Hull, Jr.
 
John Ingersol
Phil Marcotte
Matthew Reilly
Ray Schmitz

Carpenters
     
Michael C. Reynolds 
Master Electrician
  Tristan Dolik 
Board Operator
     
Paul Christopher 
Audio/Visual Technician
  Ellis Albright 
Matt Ebel

Audio/Visual
     
Kevin Reynolds
Surtitle Operator
  John Clarke, Jr.
Joseph Haack
Michael A. Manfrin
Robert Reynolds

Assistant Electricians 
     
Anthony Coia
Jason Combs
 
Gary Grenda
Thomas Hull
Daniel Kuh
Vincent Schmitz

Electricians 
  Charles Reilly
Property Master 
     
Michael McPartlin
Properties Crew Head 
  Brian Michael Smith
Armorer 
     
José Trujillo
Upholsterer
  Thomas Coleman, Jr.
Robert Hartge
Richard Tyriver

Assistant Properties 
     
Michael Buerger
Joseph Collins
Terrance Higgins

Robert Ladd
Dan Lang
Joe Mathesius
Michael O'Donnell, Jr.
Frank Taylor

Properties 
   

WARDROBE/WIGS AND MAKEUP

Scott Marr
Production Design Director

Wardrobe

Maureen Reilly
Costume Director
The Richard P. and Susan
Kiphart Endowed Chair
  Lucy Lindquist
Wardrobe Mistress
     

Bradley Baker
Sarah Brownewell
Cecylia Kinder
 
Vija A. Klode
Krystina Lowe
Mary Luchsinger
 
Kathy Rubel
Toni Rubino
Joanna Rzepka

Barbara Szyllo

Wardrobe Staff
  Scott Barker
Terese Cullen
Tim Dedinksy
 
Michelle DiBennardi
Anna Krysik
Ed Mack
 
Wendy McCay
Christina Mitsch
Mary Monahan
 
John Salyers
Isaac Turner
Chris Valente
 
Roger Weir

Dressers

Wigs and Makeup 


Sarah Hatten
Wigmaster and Makeup
Designer
  Chantelle Marie Johnson
Department Coordinator
     
Katie Evans
Robert Kuper
Lynn Koroulis
  
Claire Moores
Brittany Crinson

Staff
  Lauren Cecil 
Anelle Eorio
Helen Marchfield
Lauren Marchfield
 
Lun Ye Marsh
Anita Trojanowki
Chris Payne
Pamela Turnmire
 
Jessica Williams
Denise Wybrandt

Wig and Makeup Crew

Scenic Art

Brian Traynor
Charge Artist

THE PATRICK G. AND SHIRLEY W. RYAN OPERA CENTER 

Administration

Dan Novak
Director
The Ryan Opera Center Board Endowed Chair
  Craig Terry
Music Director
     
Renée Fleming
Advisor
   

Ensemble

Emily Birsan 
Tracy Cantin
Laura Wilde
Sopranos
  J'nai Bridges
Julie Anne Miller

Mezzo-sopranos
     
Adam Bonanni
John Irvin

Tenors
  Anthony Clark Evans
Will Liverman

Baritones
     
Richard Ollarsaba
Bass-baritone
  Maureen Zoltek
Apprentice Coach

 Faculty

Gianna Rolandi
Vocal Consultant
Robert and Ellen Marks Vocal Studies
Program Endowed Chair
in honor of Gianna Rolandi
  Julia Faulkner
Gianna Rolandi
W. Stephen Smith

Voice Instruction
     
Emanuele Andrizzi 
William C. Billingham
Codrut Birsan
Alan Darling
Laurann Gilley
Philip Morehead
Celeste Rue
Eric Weimer

Coaching Staff
  Stephanie Blythe
Sir Andrew Davis
Renée Fleming
Ana María Martínez

Guest Master Artists
     
Klára Moldová
Renate Moser
Alessandra Visconti
Eric Weimer
Foreign Language Instruction
  Joey Bland
Anne Libera
Matthew Ozawa
Timothy Sniffen
August Tye
Acting and Movement Instruction

     
Roger Pines
Guest Lecturer
and Consultant
   

Artistic/Production Personnel

Emanuele Andrizzi
Warren Jones

Conductors
  Michael La Tour 
Matthew Ozawa
Director
     
Sarah Hatten
Alicja Klosek
Wigs and Makeup
  Donald Claxon 
Peggy Stenger 
Bill Walters

Stage Managers
     
Theresa Ham
Lucy Lindquist
Maureen Reilly

Wardrobe
   

Administration

Laura Chambers
Administrative Coordinator
  Wendy Skoczen
Staff Librarian