Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary
Our Mission is to provide opportunities for area talent to study and perform a wide range of opera repertoire; to introduce opera to young people and the general public through performances, workshops and educational programs and to foster collaborations between creative and interpretive artists and technicians.
The Delaware Valley Opera is a member of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Arts Council for Sullivan County, NY, and maintains an office in the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY, 845-252-3136.
The DVO has been in residence each summer at the Tusten Theatre since 1991. A town-owned, former movie house, the Tusten Theatre is located at 210 Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, and is managed by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
Handel's Messiah: Community Sing-Along
Sunday Dec 27, 2015 at 2pm
Join us for Handel's "Messiah" and BE the chorus for this extraordinary sing-along performance. If you've never been part of an event like this, please accept this invitation to join in. Bring your family, friends, students, church groups, and anyone else you can think of - there's room for everyone and the event is completely FREE!
For more information call 845-482-4141.
Unlike a traditional concert version of George Frideric Handel’s famed 1741 Oratorio, this production will be sung by those attending! Conductor Lucia Arner leads the ensemble and the Delaware Valley Opera’s Kathy Geary (soprano), Carol Diefenbach (mezzo-soprano), Eric Barsness (bass) and Kevin Hanek (tenor) are the noted soloists. An instrumental ensemble composed of adults and young area musicians will be on stage and the audience will sing selections from the choral oratorio with scores provided at the performance.
The joy of singing this well-loved piece and the pleasure of hearing the accomplished musicians and soloists will make the afternoon a memorable highlight of the holiday season. Singers young and old are most welcome to lift their voices. Featured chorus selections from Handel’s Messiah Oratorio include: “And the Glory of the Lord”, “And He Shall Purify”, “For Unto Us a Child is Born”, and “Hallelujah Chorus”.
The “Messiah Community Sing” benefits WJFF 90.5 fm, a 501(c)3 non-profit community radio station with studios in Jeffersonville, NY and Honesdale, PA. WJFF also broadcasts at 94.5 in Monticello, NY. WJFF broadcasts a broad range of locally produced and nationally syndicated programs with a wide variety of musical genres, news, and public affairs.
2015 The Barber of Seville
Margaret Meyer (August 1 & 9)
Erin Stillson (August 2 & 8)
- Count Almaviva:
Thsombe Selby (August 1 & 9)
Aaron Blankfield (August 2 & 8)
Francisco Perez-Abreu (August 1 & 9)
Timothy Bostwick (August 2 & 8)
- Dr. Bartolo: John Weidemann
Genna Vysotskiy (August 1 & 9)
Eric Barsness (August 2 & 8)
Kathy Geary (August 1 & 9)
Carol Diefenbach (August 2 & 8)
- Fiorello, Officer, Ambrosius:
All performances at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg NY.
The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution (Italian: Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775). The première of Rossini's opera (under the title Almaviva, o sia L'inutile precauzione) took place on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, Rome.
Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all "opere buffe". Even after two hundred years, its popularity on the modern opera stage attests to that greatness.
from Wikipedia...Rosina:Margaret Meyer
Count Alamaviva: Aaron Blankfield
Cast from Aug 1st
Basilio: Genna Vysotskiy
Berta: Kathy Geary
Figaro: Francisco Perez-Abreu
Rosina: Erin Stillson
Figaro: Timothy Bostwick
Become a member of the Delaware Valley Opera, and support our mission to provide opportunities for area talent to study and perform a wide range of operatic repertoire; to introduce opera to young people and the general public through performances, workshops, and educational programs; and to foster collaborations between creative and interpretive artists and technicians. There are a variety of ways in which you can get involved with the DVO's productions.
The Delaware Valley Opera is a Professional Company Member of Opera America.
Soloists:Auditions are held every season, please contact us if you are interested.
Chorus Auditions: Auditions for the Delaware Valley Opera Chorus are held throughout the season.
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