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Tristan und Isolde production

Staff Directory


This list includes select full-time staff members. For additional contact information by department, you may also visit Contact Us.

General Director

Robert K. Meya

Music Director

Harry Bicket

Endowed by Wyncote Foundation, as recommended by Frederick R. Haas & Rafael Gomez

Artistic Administration

Chief Artistic Officer: David Lomelí
Director of Artistic Administration: Daniel James
Manager, Casting & Apprentice Program for Singers: Chandler Johnson
Artistic Coordinator: Christian Libonati

Box Office

Audience Services Director: Julie Wheeler505-986-5950
Box Office Manager: Laura Alvarado, 505-986-5958

Community Engagement

Director: Andrea Fellows Fineberg505-986-5928
Director of School Programs: Charles Gamble
Manager of Programs and Partnerships: Anna Garcia505-946-2423
Administrative Coordinator: Olivia Dorrell
Volunteer Liaison: Marissa Aurora

Executive Office

Director of Executive Relations: Sullivan Peraino
Executive Assistant: Koppany Pusztai, 505-986-5919


Director of Development: Eva James Toia, 505-995-3020
Director of Institutional Giving: Michael Gary505-986-5914
Director of Annual Fund: Kate Erda Smith505-986-5913
Senior Major Gifts Officer: Connor Howard505-986-5918
Major Gifts Officer: Kelsey Holmes, 505-995-3021
Special Events Manager: Caitlin Volz, 505-986-5903
Business Campaign Manager: Paula Hunter505-986-5929
Development Administrator: Jessica Orona, 505-986-5927
Development Assistant: Madeline Adams

Finance & Accounting

Chief Financial Officer: Heather Kemp
Accounting Manager: Amy Fairchild
Payroll Manager: Jonathan Roybal
Accounting Associate: Brandee Martinez
Business Office Assistance: Eva Kuhlman

Health & Safety

Director of Safety, Wellness and Occupational Health: Mike VanAartsen


Director: Gina Dennis
Housing Associate & Axton Manager: Yvette De La O
Housing Assistant: Tanya Gallegos

Human Resources

Director: Liz Kellogg

Information Technology

Director of Information Technology: John Brandt


Facilities Manager: Dan Miller, 505-986-5997


Director: Tim Hill
Marketing & Website Manager: Aimee Adamek
Marketing & Advertising Associate: Kalob Martinez, 505-946-2427

Media & Public Relations

Director: Emily Doyle Moore, 505-986-5908
Media & Public Relations Manager: Mariah Olesen, 505-986-5909

Opera Shop

Retail & Operations Manager: Kristin Hullihan


Director of Operations: Christopher Hufnagel, 505-986-5925

Office Services

Operations Manager: Michele Barela
Office Services Reception: Rose Block


Director: Kris Longley-Postema
Production Administrator: Andi Bishofberger, 505-986-5971
Technical Director: Mike Ortiz
Costume Director: Blair Gulledge, 505-986-5982
Associate Costume Director: Kristi Johnson, 505-986-5981
Production & Recruiting Coordinator: Tracy Armagost, 505-986-5973
Properties Director: Eileen Garcia
Assistant Properties Director: Amaris Puzak, 505-995-3027
Costume Collections Manager & Outreach Coordinator: Brianna Fristoe, 505-986-5980

Character running from a canon and gun, Grand Duchess of Gerolstein

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