The LA Opera Orchestra, the company’s resident ensemble, has a core roster of 61 players, augmented for each production according to the demands of the music. The LA Opera Orchestra players also fill principal positions in Southern California symphonies and chamber groups and record in Hollywood film, television and recording sessions. These exceptional musicians provide artistic continuity from production to production and contribute greatly to the high level of LA Opera’s artistry.

First Violin
Roberto Cani, Stuart Canin Concertmaster
Lisa Sutton, Assistant Concertmaster
Margaret Wooten
Grace Oh
Hana Kim
Olivia Tsui
Dongfang Ouyang
Lucinda Chiu
Armen Anassian

Second Violin
Ana Landauer, Principal
Marisa Sorajja, Associate Principal
Florence Titmus
Leslie Katz
Michele Richards
Cynthia Moussas
Loránd Lokuszta
Tina Qu

Viola
Andrew Picken, Associate Principal
Karie Prescott
Shawn Mann
Dmitri Bovaird 

Cello
John Walz, Principal
Rowena Hammill, Associate Principal
Dane Little
Helen Z. Altenbach
Nadine Hall 

Bass
Nathan Farrington, Principal
Frances Liu-Wu
Donald Ferrone
Timothy Eckert

Flute
Heather Clark, Principal
Angela Wiegand
Sarah Weisz, piccolo

Oboe
Leslie Reed, Principal
Jennifer Johnson
Sarah Beck, English horn

Clarinet
Stuart Clark, Principal
Donald Foster
Stephen Piazza, bass clarinet

Bassoon
William May, Principal
Judith Farmer
William Wood, contrabassoon

Horn
Steven Becknell, Principal
Jenny Kim, Associate Principal
Daniel Kelley
James Atkinson 

Trumpet
Ryan Darke, Principal
David Washburn, Associate Principal
Andrew Ulyate

Trombone
William Booth, Principal
Alvin Veeh
Terry Cravens, bass trombone

Tuba
James Self, Principal

Harp
JoAnn Turovsky, Principal

Timpani
Gregory Goodall, Principal

Percussion
Theresa Dimond, Principal

Orchestra Personnel Manager
Brady Steel

Music Librarian
KT Somero