Minnesota Opera Orchestra


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Minnesota Opera Orchestra is a professional per-service ensemble with wages and working conditions being governed by a Master Agreement between Minnesota Opera and the American Federation of Musicians Local 30-73. The orchestra is composed of a core of 46 players who receive offers of first refusal for all season productions (according to the instrumental requirements of the operas). Minnesota Opera also engages extra musicians for those operas with a larger complement of instruments.

 

Violin I
Allison Ostrander, concertmaster
Natalia Moiseeva, assistant concertmaster
Julia Persitz
David Mickens
Colin McGuire
Angela Waterman Hanson
Heidi Amundson
Conor O’Brien

Violin II
Laurie Petruconis, principal
Elizabeth Decker
Stephan Orsak
Melinda Marshall
Margaret Humphrey
Elise Parker

Viola
David Auerbach, principal
Emily Hagen
Laurel Browne
Jenny Lind Nilsson
Susan Janda   

Cello
James Jacobson, principal      
Teresa Ricardson, assistant principal    
Sally Dorer
Rebecca Arons   
 

Bass
John Michael Smith, principal
Constance Martin   

Flute
Michele Frisch, principal
Amy Morris   

Oboe
Michael Dayton, principal
Jeffrey Marshak

Clarinet
Karrin Meffert-Nelson, principal
Nina Olsen   

Bassoon
Coreen Nordling, principal
Laurie Hatcher Merz   

Horn
Matthew Wilson, principal
Charles Hodgson
Timothy Bradley
Michael Alexander  

Trumpet
John G. Koopmann, principal
Christopher Volpe       

Trombone
Phillip Ostrander, principal
John Tranter
David Stevens   

Tuba
Itai Agmon, principal

Timpani
Kory Andry, principal   

Percussion
Matthew Barber, principal   

Harp
Min Kim, principal