Solo Opera

Full Board and Advisory Board

Sylvia Amorino, President
Bay Area Opera Stage Director (Solo Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, and Resident Stage Director of the
Opera Scenes Workshop- Holy Names University for six years)
Master of Music Degree- Holy Names University / Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance- SSU
Private Vocal Instructor- (35 years)
Founder/ Artistic Director/ Producer- Solo Opera and S.O.L.O. (Scenes from Opera and Light Opera) (2000-present)

Miguel Gonzalez, Vice President / Treasurer
Manager (retired) AT & T  (42 years)
Co-Producer and Publicist – Solo Opera (2000-present)
M.B.A., B.S.- St. Mary’s College, Moraga   
Volunteer for St. Agnes Mexico Workcamp, which builds homes in Mexico, St.  Mary

Carlo Colombo, Secretary
Community Education Specialist – National University
Private Campground Brokerage – Parks and Places
Software Consultant/Software Project Management
Freelance Photographer
M.B.A. National University
B.A. Geography, San Diego State 

Sara Jobin
First Woman Conductor- San Francisco Opera
(Returning 2013 to SFO to conduct the world premiere of “The Secret Garden”, the opera)
Conductor of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra/ Conductor of the Toledo Opera (current position)
Music Director - Center for Contemporary Opera, New York
Former Principal Conductor and Founder - Tassajara Symphony
Conductor for many companies around the US including: Opera Idaho, New York Shakespeare Festival,
Wolf Trap Opera, Anchorage Opera, Tacoma Opera, Arizona Opera, and Livermore Valley Opera

Alexander Katsman
Music Director / Conductor- Livermore Valley Opera
Opera Conductor for SF Opera Merola Program, San Jose Opera, West Bay Opera, Diablo Light Opera, Solo Opera
Faculty of Opera Workshops at Holy Names College, SF Conservatory of Music, San Jose State University, BASOTI
Vocal Coach, accompanist, and concert pianist

Monroe Kanouse
Opera conductor, vocal coach, concert accompanist
Faculty member/conductor of Holy Names University (Opera Scenes Workshop)
Retired faculty member/conductor of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Former Principal Conductor of the Sacramento Opera and the Oakland Opera
Freelance conductor at Bay Area opera companies including Lamplighters SF

Angel Iraola
NBCS (Net Business Consulting and Solutions, LLC)- Bay Area Visionary Entrepreneur and Web Solutions Specialist

Brian Pennebaker
Rossmoor- Recreation Department Special Events Coordinator, Walnut Creek

Carlyn Obringer
Concord City Council / Mayor

Irene Davids- Blair
US Bank- Vice President/ Branch Manager (Concord Main Branch)

Nate Thomas
US Bank- Vice President/ Branch Manager (Elk Grove, Ca. Branch)

Solomon Belette
Director, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy- John F. Kennedy University (Pleasant Hill Campus)


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