About the Company

0708 Opera RLG03master 2Founded in 1929, The Chautauqua Opera Company is North America's oldest continuously operating summer opera company and 4th oldest opera company after the Metropolitan Opera, Cincinnati Opera and San Francisco Opera. 

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Past Productions

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Guest Artists

DSC 1908Chautauqua Opera mainstage performances feature internationally acclaimed artists in principal roles.

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Composer-in-Residence Program

Gity Razaz Composer in ResidenceIn July/August 2016, American Opera Projects and Chautauqua Opera launched a multi-year Composer-in-Residence initiative. Each summer one alumni of AOP's Composers & the Voice Fellowship will be invited to be in residence for Chautauqua Opera's entire 8-week season.

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Press Releases/News Links

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Supers and Children's Choir

TheClowns 0151"Supers" people of all ages who volunteer their time and act as "extras" in Chautauqua Opera productions. Volunteers may perform as waiters, guards, townsfolk, etc. according to the production's needs.

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Staff & Employment

07XX16 FEAT OperaCrew CB 02Steven Osgood is the General & Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Opera Company and Carol Rausch is the Music Administrator/Chrous Master.

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Opera Company Facilities

norton hallDuring the season, the Chautauqua Opera Company uses Norton Hall and the Jane A. Gross Opera Center.

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