MEET OUR TEAM

Our team is made of singers, pianists, stage managers, set designers, and directors who are passionate about opera and opera education. 

Biographies and resumes are available upon request

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM TEACHING ARTISTS SPRING 2021

FRANCESCA LIONETTA

Founder and Director; Soprano

JOSHUA LAU

Podcast Host

Production Stage Manager of Eastman Opera Theatre

Board of Directors:

Executive Committee

Francesca Lionetta, President, Strategic Planning Committee Chair  *^+

Noah Sesling, Vice President +○

Andrea McGaugh, Secretary +

Bernadette Lionetta, Treasurer

Members at Large

Veena Akama-Makia, Social Media and Marketing Committee Chair ^+

Stephen Carr

Rachel Forbes +

Marcus Jefferson

Joshua Lau ○

Jeremy Lopez ○

Susannah Stewart, Development and Fundraising Committee Chair *

Hannah Stokes *^+

Malinda Wagstaff *+

*Member of Development and Fundraising Committee

^Member of Social Media and Marketing Committee

+Member of Strategic Planning Committee

○ Member of Podcast and Technology Committee

Photo Credits: 

Amelia Blaire Photography: Hannah Stokes

Caitlin and Kevin Photography: Megan Graves

Leyly Bagherof: Francesca Lionetta, Malinda Wagstaff

Michelle Martorel: Josh Lau, Jeremy Lopez

Barbara Romaniuk: Stephania Romaniuk 

Gerry Szymanski: Nathaniel Malkow

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