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Music Staff


2024 Season Music Staff

The Santa Fe Opera Music Staff works diligently to ensure the artistic quality of each production on the stage. The members of the Music Staff come from some of the country’s leading opera houses and symphonies.

Head of Music Staff

Robert Tweten

Chorus Master

Susanne Sheston

Assistant Chorus Master

Willem van Schalkwyk

Piano Technician

Jack Gardner

Staff Members

Carol Anderson
Aurelia Andrews
John Arida
Leslie Dala
Dennis Doubin
Erica Guo
James Lesniak
Glenn Lewis
Peter Pasztor
Blair Salter
Anna Smigelskaya

Language & Diction Coaches

Marco Rizzello
La traviata, Don Giovanni

Kathryn LaBouff
The Righteous

Marianne Barrett
Der Rosenkavalier

Hemdi Kfir
The Elixir of Love