About Us



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
President

Raquel Holt
Founder and Board Director

Henry P. Huff III
Treasurer

Alexander Katsman
Artistic Director • Music Director

Roger Lake
Board Director

Monica Kulander
Board Director

Stephanie Petermeier
Secretary

Pamela Philbert
Board Director

Sue Rabe
Board Director

Richard Deets
Vice President

Barry Russell, Ph.D
Board Director

Advisory Board

Valarie Huff
Chairperson

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

Jean King
Marj Leider
Erie Mills
  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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