Chautauqua Opera Company & Conservatory
Auditions are NOW OPEN
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Chautauqua Opera and Conservatory Eyes 2025 Shift to New American Workshops
Chautauqua Institution and its opera company and conservatory, like performing arts organizations industry-wide, are navigating challenges and uncertainties as the field emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a period of deep reflection about the future of opera in America, including at Chautauqua which hosts North America’s oldest continuously operating summer opera company and 4th oldest opera company in the nation. The current model for opera at Chautauqua requires subsidy from Institution operations on an annual basis that has been controlled historically to the extent possible through repeated production modifications. As expenses continue to grow due to rising labor, housing,…
Give to the Opera Guild
Those wishing to donate to augment Chautauqua Opera Company’s future offerings are encouraged to do so through The Chautauqua Opera Guild. The Guild is the advocacy and support group of the Chautauqua Opera Company and has provided support for programs ranging from Opera Invasion to original commissions, including “The Summer Place”. The Guild directs donations in partnership with Chautauqua Institution, ensuring that funding goes to bolstering the Company’s work annually.