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Directors

Photo of Judy LisiJudith Lisi, General Director, Opera Tampa
Judith Lisi is very happy to collaborate once again with her opera colleagues. When she first came to The Center in 1992 as the executive director, her hope was to ultimately produce Grand Opera for this wonderful community. Her Opera Tampa successes include Madama Butterfly, Carmen, La Bohème, Tosca, Hansel and Gretel, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, the world premiere of Sacco & Vanzetti, An Evening of Verdi & Puccini, Die Fledermaus, Basically Bernstein, Rigoletto, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Otello, Turandot and many more. Before coming to Tampa, Lisi was general director of the New Haven Opera Company, where she produced more than 20 fully-staged operas with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Lisi is very grateful to The Center’s Board of Directors for their support in producing opera in Tampa and to her dedicated and talented staff.

Robin StamperRobin Stamper, Managing Director, Opera Tampa
Currently the Managing Director and Chorus Master for Opera Tampa, Robin Andrew Stamper continues a versatile career as a coach-accompanist, chorus master and opera conductor. Credits include director of music for the Kentucky Opera where he made his conducting debut for The Mikado. Subsequently, he became Artistic Director for the Nevada Opera where he conducted the mainstage productions of The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto, Suor Angelica and Pagliacci.  Following his tenure at Nevada Opera, Stamper became the music director for the Orlando Opera where he conducted L’elisir d’armore, Pirates of Penzance, The Marriage of Figaro and Die Fledermaus. Also notable during his tenure at Orlando Opera was the growth of the Orlando Opera Chorus, which culminated in highly acclaimed performances of Turandot, Il Trovatore and Cavalleria Rusticana. In addition he conducted La Traviata and Camelot for the Augusta Opera and, as artistic director for the Florida Opera Theatre, Cosi fan tutte and The Barber of Seville. Having received his degrees in piano performance at the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School, Stamper is a frequent performer as recital pianist and accompanist.

 

Staff

Lorrin Shepard, Senior VP/COO

Robin Stamper, Managing Director

CJ Marshall, Director of Production Services

Melissa Misner, Manager - Office Administration

Scott Cline, Master Carpenter

William Davis, Master Electrician

Jesse Perkins, Jr., Head Flyman

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