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Need to reach the Vancouver Opera Ticket Centre? Call 604-683-0222
or visit us in person at 1945 McLean Drive.

Ticket Centre hours are
Mon-Thurs from 9am to 5pm
(Closed 12:30pm to 1pm)
Fri from 9am to 5pm
 

 

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2017-18 Season Brochure

2017-2018 Season and Festival

An entire year of operas featuring TurandotL'elisir d'amore, Eugene Onegin, and The Overcoat - a musicial tailoring.

VO Orchestra

Vancouver Opera is fortunate to have one of only two professional opera orchestras in Canada. The Vancouver Opera Orchestra was established in 1977, replacing an orchestra made up of members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Comprised of the region’s leading freelance players, the VO Orchestra has developed into a fine ensemble that has taken the specialized and demanding art of pit performance to a very high level. Several of the current roster of musicians were in the pit for the orchestra’s inaugural performances, in 1977, of Massenet’s Le Roi de Lahore, starring Joan Sutherland and conducted by founding Music Director Richard Bonynge. There have since been two music directors: David Agler (1992-1999) and Jonathan Darlington (2002 to the present).

Vancouver Opera Orchestra - 2016 - 2017 Season

Jonathan Darlington, Music Director

Violin

Mark Ferris, Concertmaster
Angela Cavadas, Associate Concertmaster
Patricia Armstrong, Principal 2nd violin
Andrea Siradze, Assistant Principal 2nd
Carolyn Canfield Cole
Evelyn Creaser-Rumley
Rick Dorfer
Ellen Farrugia
Lawrie Hill
Domagoj Ivanovic
Yun Jung
Peter Krysa
Ken Lin
Toni Stanick
Adrianne Stride
Heilwig von Koenigsloew
Paula Wise
Colleen Venables
Vacant, Section Violin

Extra Players 
Sandra Fiddes
Sarah Westwick
 

Viola

Tawnya Popoff, Principal
Marcus Takizawa, Assistant Principal
Marie-Claude Brunet
Reg Quiring
Isabelle Roland
Mila Tymoshenko
 

Extra Players 
Barbara Irschick
Colin Miles

Cello

Rebecca Wenham, Principal
Heather Hay, Assistant Principal
Harold Birston
Peggy Lee
Susan Round

Extra Players 
Dianne Berthelsdorf
Peter Caton
 

Bass

Les Kasprzak, Principal
Brian Arkell, Assistant Principal
Chris Light
Meaghan Williams
 

Extra Players
Laurence Mollerup
Wiktor Lebeda
David Brown
Wilmer Fawcett

Flute/Piccolo

Brenda Fedoruk, Principal
Anne-Elise Keefer
 

Extra Players
Laura Vanek
Paolo Bortolussi

Oboe/Cor Anglais

David Owen, Principal
Erin Marks
 

Extra Players
Emma Ringrose

Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Mary Backun, Principal
Erin Fung
 

Extra Players
Michelle Anderson
François Houle
AK Coope

Bassoon/Contrabassoon

Ingrid Chiang, Principal
Allan Thorpe
 

Extra Players 
Isaac Bull
Julia Lockhart
Elizabeth Mee
Carrie To

Horn

Laurel Spencer, Principal
Micajah Sturgess
Heather Walker
Steve Denroche

Extra Players 
Dawn Haylett
Andrew Clark

Trumpet

Tom Shorthouse, Principal
Jim Littleford

Extra Players
Henry Christian
Christopher Robertson
Robin Shier

Trombone

Jeremy Berkman, Principal
Jim Tranquilla
Sharman King, Bass Trombone

 

Tuba

David Sabourin, Principal

 

Harp

Heidi Krutzen, Principal (on leave)

Extra Players
Janelle Nadeau

Timpani

Phillip Crewe, Principal

 

Percussion

Graeme Tofflemire, Principal

Extra Players
Graham Boyle
Lauri Lyster
Leonard Pearson
Robin Reid

Keyboards

Tina Chang

 


Guitar


Edward Henderson, Principal
 
 


Orchestra Manager

Jim Littleford

 

Orchestra & Preparatory Librarian

Tom Shorthouse

 

Orchestra Stage Manager

Jim Tranquilla