Dianela, a classically trained singer, founded Boulder Opera Company in December of 2012 with the goal of bringing opera for children to the Boulder area. She performed extensively in New York, and especially enjoyed being part of children's operas with The Amato Opera and the Dicapo Opera where she sang in Cenerentola, Carmen, Madame Butterfly, and the Magic Flute. She also draws from her experience working with Cabaret Otaku in Denver, a local Opera company that specializes in bringing fully staged works to bars and restaurants, where she was a Production Coordinator and Stage Manager in 2012.
Luisa Marie Rodriguez comes to Boulder Opera as Director of Education after working with children in many different musical capacities, including four years of teaching Music in public and private schools. Luisa is currently working on a Masters in Music Education with an emphasis in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at CU, while teaching voice lessons and singing in the Opera Colorado Chorus. In her spare time, Luisa enjoys salsa dancing, singing at jazz jams, and participating in multicultural musical expressions. Luisa is very passionate about delivering the a love of opera to children and adults in an accessible way, so she is thrilled to be working with Boulder Opera Company in Boulder area schools and joining the cast of The Magic Flute.
Jeff grew up in Montana and has since traveled the world -- recently landing in Boulder, CO. He is a software entrepreneur with an artistic side. When he's not singing, he's tangoing or pondering the wonderful and complicated aspects of being human.
For over 15 years Christy has worked in many areas of the arts from teaching and playing all kinds of music to fundraising for arts education to being on the board of Brooklyn's oldest community orchestra. Currently Christy works in marketing for an Italian wine importer and teaches violin/viola in the Boulder area. Christy is excited to work with the Boulder Opera Company to help bring innovative, accessible Opera to our community.
Mathieu, is a devoted interpreter of a variety of musical genres spanning multiple eras from Domenico Gabrieli to the late 20th century compositions of Alfred Schnittke. He not only performs from the vast pool of existing repertoire, but also has commissioned or premiered new works from brilliant rising composers such as Anthony Green, Ryan Connell and Steve Sachse. In November 2012, Mathieu was the featured soloist performing Austin Wintory's Woven Variations with the Boulder Symphony Orchestra, music based on the Grammy nominated soundtrack to the 2011 video game Journey. He is currently spending his free time in the role of music director preparing an independent production for the spring of 2014. Mathieu received his Master of Music degree from CU Boulder in 2011, where he was a long-time student of Judith Glyde.
After years as working as an administrator for her "survival job," Corinne is thrilled to be using her organizational powers for good! While working her way through college and supporting her singing career, Corinne has spent seven years as an administrator, the past three supporting financial advisors. Corinne has been with Boulder Opera since the beginning, stage directing their first production, La Cenerentola, singing the First Lady in The Magic Flute, covering the title role in Vanessa, and she will be appearing in the upcoming productions Operamania! and Hansel and Gretel. Corinne holds a dual master's in Opera and Musical Theatre Performance from Arizona State University and a Bachelor's in Voice Performance with a minor in Theatre Performance from Middle Tennessee State University.