Chautauqua Opera
Chautauqua, New York

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Founded in 1929, the Chautauqua Opera Company is North America's oldest continuously operating summer opera company. Now under the leadership of General and Artistic Director Steven Osgood and Music Administrator Carol Rausch, the Chautauqua Opera Company offers more than 30 operatic events each season, including fully staged productions in Chautauqua Institution's 4000-seat Amphitheater and in the historic 1,200-seat Norton Hall. Chautauqua Opera productions feature leading American artists from major companies around the world, as well as promising young singers from the Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program.

Each summer, 20-24 young artists are chosen to join the Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program. They appear in leading and supporting roles in three mainstage productions, alongside leading professionals in the field, and are featured in concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, an opera for young audiences, a fully staged opera scenes program and a recital series, among other events. In addition, each season, three young artists are chosen to perform the world premieres of pieces written for them by Chautauqua Opera's Composer-in-Residence. More than 1,000 artists have benefited from the Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program since its founding in 1968. 

The Chautauqua Opera Company performs on the grounds of the 750-acre Chautauqua Institution, a center for the arts, education, religion, and recreation. The Chautauqua community is located in Southwestern New York State near Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Nearly 150,000 residents and visitors attend opera, symphony, theatre, dance, summer school courses, ecumenical religious programs, lectures and traditional, lake-side summer recreational activities on a daily basis during the nine-week summer season.

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I Due Timidi Nino Rota Suso Cecchi d'Amico7/29/20247/29/2024
Hansel and Gretel Engelbert Humperdinck Adelheid Wette7/24/20247/24/2024
Alcina George Handel Antonio Marchi7/16/20247/18/2024
Pepito Nicolás Lell Benavides Marella Martin Koch6/28/20247/21/2024
Love, Loss and the Century Upon Us Rene Orth Jerre Dye6/28/20247/21/2024
A.E. Reverie Kamala Sankaram Jerre Dye6/28/20247/21/2024
La Tragédie de Carmen Georges Bizet Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy7/20/20237/20/2023
Sweeney Todd Stephen Sondheim Hugh Wheeler, Stephen Sondheim6/30/20237/21/2023
The Mother of Us All Virgil Thomson Gertrude Stein7/30/20227/30/2022
Tosca Giacomo Puccini Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica7/15/20227/29/2022
Thumbprint Kamala Sankaram Susan Yankowitz7/1/20227/28/2022
Scalia/Ginsburg Derrick Wang Derrick Wang7/9/20218/6/2021
The Ghosts of Versailles John Corigliano William M. Hoffman7/27/20197/27/2019
The Barber of Seville Gioachino Rossini Cesare Sterbini7/5/20197/25/2019
¡Figaro! (90210) Wolfgang Mozart Vid Guerrerio6/28/20197/26/2019
As One Laura Kaminsky Kimberly Reed, Mark Campbell8/7/20188/7/2018
Candide Leonard Bernstein Lillian Hellman, Richard Wilbur7/27/20187/30/2018
Don Giovanni Wolfgang Mozart Lorenzo Da Ponte7/7/20187/7/2018
Don Pasquale Gaetano Donizetti Giovanni Ruffini7/28/20177/31/2017
Hydrogen Jukebox Philip Glass Allen Ginsberg7/27/20178/1/2017
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