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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
ADDRESS >>  210 Hazel Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63119-7910 United States
PHONE >>  314-961-0171
FAX >>  314-961-7463
"Opera Theatre was founded in the spring of 1976 by Richard Gaddes, with a small group of opera-lovers who were determined to bring festival-quality opera to the St. Louis area. With a budget of $135,000 they presented an 11-performance season in English with a mixture of familar and unconventional repertory sung by the best young artists -- a style of production which continues to this day. In 1985 General Director Charles MacKay joined famed Artistic Director Colin Graham and Music Director Stephen Lord to lead the company until 2008, when he was named to succeed Richard Gaddes as General Director of the famed Santa Fe Opera. MacKay is now succeeded by Timothy O’Leary, who joins Music Director Stephen Lord and Artistic Director James Robinson as leaders of the company."

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Tim O'Leary
General Director

Nicole Ambos Freber
Director of Development

Allison Felter
Director of Education & Community Engagement

Joe Gfaller
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Mary Ip
Director of Finance

Paul Kilmer
Director of Artistic Administration

Steve Ryan
Director of Production & Operations

Caron House
Manager of Institutional Grants

Maggie Stearns
National Press Representative & Publications Director

Emilie Hensley
Assistant Director of Development

Erin Williams
Public Relations and Publications Manager

Vonetta Flowers
Production Manager

Kara Koverman
Box Office Manager

Daniel Mayo
Manager of Education & Community Engagement

Michelle Myers
Manager of Constituent Relations

Stephanie Nigus
Manager of Artistic Operations

Barry Rowold
Accounting Manager

Eric Woolsey
Operations Manager

Brian Jones
Marketing and Database Manager

Hans Fredrickson
Technical Director

Sally Kurt
Assistant Box Office Manager

Tara Campbell
Artistic Coordinator

Stacy Harris
Costume Shop Manager

Sharon Ackerman
Staff Accountant

Stacey Bregenzer
Development Systems Manager

Peggy Brooks
Accounts Coordinator

Lucie Garnett

Kendra Henry-Keysacker
Production & Operations Business Manager

S. Kate Loar
Development Associate

Erin Ryan
Executive Assistant to the General Director

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Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.