Hundreds of people come together to make opera come alive on our stages, in our community, and online—from administrative staff to artists and production teams, from the Board of Directors to volunteers. Learn more below about just some of the passionate individuals behind Opera Colorado, and feel free to reach out to our staff for questions or comments. Not sure whom to contact? Email email@example.com and we’ll connect you to the right person.
Jennifer ColganDirector of Marketing and Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer is a violinist who grew up in Virginia. She is the proud owner of a herd of cats and is always knitting a pair of socks.
Cherity KoepkeDirector of Education & Community Engagement, Director of the Artist in Residence Program email@example.com
Learned Gaelic to sing in a Celtic band, and is used to fabulous mispronunciations of her name. Also believes—not unlike Cinderella—in the life-changing magic of great shoes.
Erin WenzelDirector of Development firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin has moved 17 times and lived in eight different cities, but is happy to now call Denver home. She loves to read, take long walks, and would definitely beat you in The West Wing trivia.
Anthony BerkleyBusiness Operations & Development Manager email@example.com
Anthony doesn’t tan, so he was legally required to leave his home state of Florida, settling finally in Colorado because the mountains are awesome. He is an opera lover who spent a recent birthday enjoying the full Ring Cycle at the Met, and also has overly elaborate conversations with his vocal cat.
Sandy Bucceri, SHRM-CPHuman Resources Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Best known as the weird HR lady with action figures on her desk, Sandy and her husband picked Denver off a map when they learned there was a permanent opera company here. She loves her beagles, her human kiddo, Cherry Creek State Park, winter, knitting, earl grey, and video games.
Samantha CantuPatron Services Manager email@example.com
Samantha is another Texas transplant exploring all the facets of Colorado whilst juggling spending time with their kiddo, tending to their many friendships, and giving back to the community. They love singing karaoke, psychoanalyzing fictional characters, and playing a good immersive video game.
Angelica DiIorioMarketing Manager, Advertising & Publications firstname.lastname@example.org
Angelica is a fast-talking, fast-walking native New Yorker who loves music but shatters glass when she sings. She collects postcards everywhere she travels and wants to make it to every continent!
Megan ImmerfallBookkeeper email@example.com
Megan performed as a chorus member in the inaugural Opera Colorado production of Othello back in 1983 and has now come full circle as a staff member. She likes to combine her passion for travel and photography and to-date has ridden her bicycle through fifteen different countries.
Ben KarasikProduction Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Having spent time performing, designing, and building for performing arts, Ben found his niche when he realized spreadsheets, planning, and logistics were what he most enjoyed contributing to the creative process. Ben is also a major art education advocate and enjoys swing dancing!
Bethany WoodManager of Education & Community Engagement email@example.com
Bethany is happy to be back in her home state of Colorado after over a decade exploring life in the Midwest. She loves history, reading, and hanging out with her many nephews and nieces.
- Michael Wingfield, Technical Director
- Michael Boswell, Head Carpenter*
- Greg Killpack, Assistant Carpenter*
- Dave Youngs, Shop/Production Carpenter*
- Jeff Reidel, Head Flyman*
- Susan Osborn, Head Electrician*
- Karen Thurow, Light Board Operator*
- Rita Richardson, Assistant Electrician*
- Hillary Clark, Head Props*
- Terry Gulley, Assistant Props*
- Thomas Berning, Head Sound*
- Alison Milan, Costume Director
- Ronell Oliveri, Resident Wigs & Make-Up Designer
- Sarah Opstad, Associate Wigs & Make-Up Designer
* Members of IATSE Local No.7
- Byron Hitchcock, concertmaster
- Angela Dombrowski
- Margaret Gutierrez
- Robyn Julyan
- Chris Jusell
- Regan Kane
- Annamaria Karacson
- Christine Menter
- Leah Mohling
- Sharon Park
- Susie Peek
- Gyongyer Petheo
- Veronica Sawarynski
- Robyn Sosa
- Takanori Sugishita
- Matthew Dane, principal
- Michael Brook
- Koko Dyulgerski
- Mary Harrison
- Sarah Richardson
- Lora Stevens
- Andrew Kolb, principal
- Charles Lee
- David Short
- Jeff Watson
- Elle Wells
- Carole Whitney
- David Crowe, principal
- Jeremy Nicholas
- Matthew Pennington
- Jason Thompson
- Susan Townsend, principal
- Elizabeth Sadilek
- Sarah Bierhaus, principal
- Max Soto
- Michelle Orman, principal
- Heidi Mendenhall
- Charles Hansen, principal
- JJ Sechan
- Michael Yopp, principal
- Lauren Varley
- Devon Park
- Marian Hesse
- Leslie Scarpino, principal
- Colin Oldberg
- Bron Wright, principal
- Andy Wolfe
- Jeremy Van Hoy
- Janet Harriman, principal
- Peter Cooper, principal
- Mark Foster, principal
- Carl Dixon
- Nena Lorenza Wright
Orchestra Personnel Manager
- Angela Dombrowski
- Elle Wells
OPERA COLORADO ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Click here to learn about this season’s Artist in Residence cohort.
OPERA COLORADO VOLUNTEERS
Click here for more information on current volunteers, and to learn how to join the team.