Chorus & Orchestra

Learn more about Portland Opera’s celebrated Orchestra and Chorus!

Portland Opera Orchestra members are represented by the American Federation of Musicians Local 99. Members of the Portland Opera Chorus are represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists. Comprised of individuals from around the region, the Portland Opera Chorus and Orchestra are talented and dedicated community ensembles. 

Portland Opera Orchestra, as of January 21, 2020

VIOLIN
Margaret Bichteler, concertmaster
James McLennan, asst. concertmaster
Linda Vasey, principal second violin
Lucia Atkinson
Robin E. Baldino
Casey Bozell
Janet Groh Dubay
Jennifer Estrin
Barbara George
Hae-Jin Kim
Nelly Kovalev
Hannah Leland
Heather Mastel-Lipson
Peter Miliczky
Elizabeth Peyton
Peter V. Piazza
Eva Richey

VIOLA
Hillary Oseas, principal
Pamela Burovac
Angelika Furtwangler
Shauna Keyes
Michelle Mathewson
Marissa Winship

CELLO
Dylan Rieck, principal
Jae Choi
Trevor Fitzpatrick
Katherine Schultz

BASS
Michelle Lindberg, principal
Dave Anderson
Chang Min Lee
David Parmeter

FLUTE
George Anne Ries, principal
Sydney Carlson

PICCOLO
Rachel Rencher

OBOE
Kelly M. Gronli, principal
Alan Juza

ENGLISH HORN
Karen Strand

CLARINET
Louis DeMartino, principal
Theresa Schumacher

BASS CLARINET
Carol Robe

BASSOON
TBD, principal
Janice Richardson

CONTRABASSOON
Jennifer Bleth

HORN
Michael Hettwer, principal
Jen Harrison
Jonathan Kuhns-Obana
Leander Star

TRUMPET
Charles Butler, principal
Robert Rutherford

TROMBONE
John Church, principal
David Bryan
Graham Middleton

TUBA
Joseph Ready, principal

HARP
Matthew Tutsky, principal
Denise Fujikawa

TIMPANI
Will Reno, principal

PERCUSSION
Gordon Rencher, principal
Brian Gardiner

Portland Opera Chorus, as of January 21, 2020

SOPRANO
Gina Adorno
Aline Bahamondez*
Kari Burgess
Aimee Chalfant*
Hannah Consenz
Lindsey Rae Johnson*
Cristina Marino*
Rachael Marsh*
Dru Rutledge*
Audrey Sackett
Jocelyn Thomas*
Eva Wolff*

MEZZO-SOPRANO
AnDee Compton*
Sadie Gregg*
Anna Jablonski*
Allison Knotts
Sarah Maines
Kate Strohecker*
Olga Melendez Valdes
Sherrie Van Hine*
Jena Viemeister

TENOR
John Boelling
Jody Chastain*
Scot Crandal*
Robert S. Gardner*
Ernest C. Jackson Jr*
Jim Jeppesen*
Joseph M. Muir*
Bryan Ross*
David Warner*
Jereme Wilkie
Paul Wright*

BASS-BARITONE
Gregory Brumfield*
Wesly Anthony Clerge
Andre Flynn*
Deac Guidi*
Erik Hundtoft*
Timothy Lafolette*
Brian Langford*
Paul Sadilek
Patrick Scofield*
Stefan Simanton
Anders J. Tobiason*

* Vested choristers who have been a regular member of the Portland Opera Chorus for more than two years and have sung in five or more productions.