How it all got started . . .

Opera Collective was formed to create performance opportunities and a support structure in which singers and pianists share ideas and constructive criticism in a safe environment.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to make opera accessible and affordable to the general public by presenting engaging evenings of vocal music, including opera, art song, operetta and musical theater.

Our young, vibrant and professional performers strive to break down the stereotypes that are often associated with opera with their lively and varied shows, which often include juicy plot details to set the scene for the audience.

Apart from concerts that Opera Collective produces themselves, they can perform in a wide variety ofoccasions; including restaurants, receptions, weddings, art events, and more.

Our members have performed with companies such as Opera Colorado, Sarasota Opera, the Caramoor Festival, Connecticut Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Dicapo Opera and New Jersey Verismo Opera, and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, London's Wigmore Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.

Our History

Opera Collective was founded in August of 2005.

We currently consist of 10 core members, with rotating singers and pianists on our roster.

Opera Collective is an active part of the Music Under New York program, and performs twice a week at various spots throughout Manhattan. We have been featured three times in the "Summer Sundays Series" at Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island and we perform regularly at Piola, an Italian Restaurant near Union Square.

We have done educational outreach in NY and CT, and hope to continue to teach students about opera. We gave our Manhattan debut concert in November of 2006 in collaboration with Kids & Dreamers Productions, and in November of 2007 collaborated with them again in a scenes program based on the 7 Deadly Sins.

Opera Collectivehas also been featured several times on NHK's documentary series "New York Streets."