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.
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.
WJFF Radio Catskill Broadcast - "The Impresario" Sept 21, 2014 at 1pm
The Delaware Valley Opera presents a LIVE recording from our production of Mozart's "The Impresario" at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance in June 2014. The show is being broadcast on WJFF Radio Catskill on Sunday September 21, 2014 at 1pm. If you're in the area you can tune in to channel 90.5FM or listen online at www.wjffradio.org on the website, streaming online 24/7. The program will be available in the online radio archives for two weeks.
- Paul Green Wayne Hobbs (Tenor), The Impresario of The Grand Opera
- Judy Carol Hoehn Diefenbach (Mezzo Soprano), his secretary
- Pianist George Hemcher (Spoken part), the pianist
- Stud Fabbo Gustavo Morales (Baritone), a self possessed, vain, strutting opera divo
- Wanda Wannabe Emilie Storrs (Soprano), a singer in love with being a singer, an amateur
- Renata Ribaldi Steven Nanni (Countertenor), a famous international opera star
- Canto Nuova Alexandra Haines (Soprano), a new and upcoming international star
- Stella Abratza Brooke Schooley (Soprano), the reigning diva of the Grand Opera Company
Synopsis of the opera
Act One: The story begins with Mr. Green (the impresario) looking for a cast for a new opera “Paradise Abroad”. He is auditioning to find the perfect soprano to sing the lead role. The company’s long-time diva, Stella Abratza, however believes she is entitled and perfect for the part. Mr. Green, however is looking for fresh new young voices.
As the auditions take place a series of operatic characters line-up to be heard, among them a surprise singer that takes Green’s breath away. The climax comes when the rising young star, Canta Nuova and the reigning diva, Stella Abratza compete vocally -- at the same time! Mr. Green is left to come up with a solution for the trouble they have caused --- which he does, finishing with a moral that leaves them shocked and, for once, speechless.
This view into the backstage workings of an opera company is as poignant and current today as it was in Mozart’s time proving that the opera business like human nature doesn’t change.
Watch & Listen
Sunday Dec 21, 2014 at 3pm
Join us this Sunday inside the Seelig Theatre at SUNY Sullivan and BE the chorus for this extraordinary sing-along performance of Handel's Messiah. 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.
WJFF’s brings a new holiday tradition to the region with “Messiah Community Sing”. The program will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 21st 2014 at the Seelig Theatre of SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake, NY. As WJFF’s gift to the community, admission is free.
Unlike a traditional concert version of George Frideric Handel’s famed 1741 Oratorio, this production will be sung by those attending! Hudson Opera Theater Conductor Ron De Fesi leads the ensemble and the Delaware Valley Opera’s Kathy Geary (soprano), Carol Diefenbach (mezzo-soprano), Eric Barsness (bass) and Kevin Hanek (tenor) and are 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 theatre.
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”, “Glory to God”, “Lift Up your Head O Ye Gates”, 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. Event sponsors include MISU, Apple Pond Farm, and many other friends of WJFF.
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