Leadership & Mission

The mission of Livermore Valley Opera is to enrich our community by producing
the world's best operas, and to foster the careers of talented opera singers.
We encourage a wider appreciation of opera and the associated arts.

Board of Directors

Jim Schmidt

Raquel Holt
Founder and Board Director

Henry P. Huff III

Alexander Katsman
Artistic Director • Music Director

Roger Lake
Vice President

Lynne Freeman
Board Director

Brenda Ianiro
Board Director

Jonathan Orenberg
Board Member

Stephanie Petermeier

Pamela Philbert
Board Director

Sue Rabe
Board Director

Barry Russell, Ph.D
Board Director

Monica Kulander
Board Director

Bonnie Schmidt
Board Member

Katie Das
Board Member

Advisory Board

Valarie Huff

Erie Mills
Artistic Advisor

Bob Canning
Elva Cooper
Nick Liang
Dr. Susan DuPree
   Barbara Edwards

Jean King
Marj Leider
  Norman Petermeier
 Barbara Gilmartin
Josiane Selvage

Livermore Valley Opera was founded in 1992, and presents fully-staged operas in the spring and fall at the Bankhead Theater. The theater is located in Livermore in the Tri-Valley area, just 45 miles east of San Francisco. The Bankhead Theatre features excellent lines of sight and acoustics, helping us attract talented singers and stage directors. [MAP]

We combine the talents of professional musicians, stage directors, principal singers, and designers with the dedication and practical abilities of volunteers filling such critical roles as board members, chorus, stage crew, and set builders to reach our artistic goals.

Livermore Valley Opera is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.

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