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About the Washington National Opera

Washington National Opera Staff

  • Andrea Bachinski, Production Coordinator
  • Dorothy Barnes-Driggers, Stitcher
  • Christy Blackham, Associate Technical Director
  • Colin Brush, Artistic Assistant
  • Timm Burrow, Senior Costume Coordinator
  • David Butler, Manager of Production Services
  • Clintonia Chance, Stitcher
  • Laura Clarke, First Hand
  • Kitt Crescenzo, Stitcher
  • Patrick Davey, Development Manager
  • Aaron Doty, Artistic Operations and Orchestra Manager
  • Miriam Engel, Artist Services Coordinator
  • David Foti, Production Director
  • Shelley Friedman, Music Librarian
  • Steven Gathman, Head of Music Staff/Chorus Master
  • Mark Hamberger, Associate Costume Director
  • Kate Hansen, Stitcher
  • Michael Heaston, Director, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
  • Andrew R. Jorgensen, Director of Artistic Planning
  • Sally Kessler, Draper
  • Lauren Klamm, Crafts Artisan
  • Anna Klinger, First Hand
  • Natalie Kurczewski, First Hand
  • Marsha M. LeBoeuf, Costume Director
  • Katherine LeDoux, Artist Contracts Coordinator
  • Abby McCarthy, Costume Stock Coordinator
  • David Mozur, Program Manager
  • William Nelson, Lead Draper
  • Kimberly Parkman, Stitcher
  • Kristin Patrick, First Hand
  • Stella Pivnik, First Hand
  • Kelley Rourke, Dramaturg
  • Kathryn Ruff, Administrative Coordinator
  • Stella Sanchez, Stitcher
  • Lynly Saunders, Costume Coordinator
  • Sandy Smoker-Duraes, Stitcher
  • Michael Solomon, Senior Press Representative
  • Paul Taylor, Technical Director
  • Amy VanderStaay, Master Stitcher
  • Elizabeth Ventura, Rehearsal Coordinator
  • Stefanie Wallace, Manager of Production Scheduling
  • Ken Weiss, Music Administrator
  • Stefanie Yoselle, Properties Coordinator
  • Washington National Opera also warmly acknowledges the work of the following Kennedy Center areas:

  • Darrell M. Ayers, Vice President of Education
  • Mickey Berra, Vice President of Production
  • Claudette Donlon, Executive Vice President of Administration
  • John Dow, Vice President of Press
  • Maria Kersten, General Counsel
  • David Kitto, Vice President of Marketing and Sales
  • Kathy Kruse, Vice President of Institutional Affairs
  • Alan Levine, Chief Information Officer
  • Marie Mattson, Vice President of Development
  • Roger Mosier, Vice President of Facilities
  • Lynne Pratt, Vice President of Finance