Happy Autumn, and early Holiday Greetings from Delaware Valley Opera!
Are you starting to feel the stress of “holiday shopping in the pandemic era?” Does the thought of running around to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list make you uneasy? Well, DVO has the solution for making holiday shopping a breeze, while at the same time supporting our beautiful opera company in the heart of the Sullivan County Catskills.
From now through November 1st, DVO will be hosting a Pampered Chef party, coordinated by the inimitable consultant, Lori Schneider. Pampered Chef carries high-quality, cooking-related items in all price ranges, from tiny spatulas through baking pans, children’s cooking items, cookie cutters, can openers, crockery, microwave egg cookers, olive oil spritzers, pizza stones, cast iron cookware, veggie choppers, small appliances, and so, so much more. From the harried, multitasking home chef all the way up to the most finicky culinary connoisseur…Pampered Chef has something that will please everyone on your list.
And while Pampered Chef is pampering your loved ones, you’ll be offering solid support to the arts during these difficult times! Delaware Valley Opera will receive 15% of all sales…with that amount rising to 20% if the party reaches $600 or more in sales!!!
Does this sound intriguing? Then please, visit our Facebook “Pampered Chef Party Page,” where Lori will offer games, prizes, fun galore and more information about the marvelous items available from Pampered Chef.
When you’re ready to order, check out Pampered Chef’s online catalogue…browsing and ordering is simple!:
All orders will be shipped directly to your house, no matter where you live!
DVO can’t wait to return with exciting productions, dynamic singers, fine musicians and, of course, beautiful music in the months ahead. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the party!
YES! We are still here! We hope you are healthy and doing well during this challenging time. Although we are not performing this summer, we are busy behind the scenes to ensure that 2021, our 35th season, will be the best ever. To that end, we are encouraging our fans to join our crusade to bring high quality, accessible, affordable, professional opera performances to our beautiful river community!
We have many support options available from pennies-a-month through the RoundUp App, monthly sustaining memberships, or a one-time donation in any amount.
You also can directly support our 2021 season (“The Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert and Sullivan; “Rigoletto” by G. Verdi, and “The Gift of the Magi” by David Conte) by sponsoring any of the following, in whole or in part.
2021 Season - typical production costs
- Opera Singer for One performance $150
- Orchestra Player for One performance $100
- Conductor for One performance $350
- Stage Manager for One performance $75
- Rehearsal Pianist for One session $150
- Stage Director for One production $300
- Costume for one singer $100
- Props and Set Materials vary for each production $50
Click the donate button to contribute! All transactions are secured through PayPal or with any credit card or your choice.
Just as in music there are times to rest, we at DVO are compelled to rest.
Due to COVID-19 and our concern for our singers, orchestra musicians, artists and audience, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Summer Season. Or rather…we are postponing our Summer productions until Summer of 2021. No one involved escapes disappointment but like so many organizations, it is the right thing to do under the circumstances.
Optimistically we are still planning on offering our Holiday event, the opera “The Gift of the Magi” (Conte) the second weekend in December.
With cancellation of our productions this summer, we have time to work on our infrastructure and fundraising and make plans for moving forward once we are free of this crisis. 2021 will be the 35th year of the DVO, so we will have lots to celebrate when we return to the stage next summer. We may not be as visible as in past seasons, but we are still here and working hard to secure our ability to continue to bring talented and exciting artists to the community.
We look forward to sharing performances with you again soon. Toward that end, please consider becoming a member and supporting the DVO with whatever you can afford – no amount is too small.
All of us at the DVO send you our very best wishes for good health and well-being
Board of Directors
Delaware Valley Opera Co.
We're Celebrating Our 35th Season in 2021
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. Our address is P.O. Box 505, Callicoon, New York 12723 and phone (845) 887-3083.
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.
A Comic Opera in Two Acts by Gilbert and Sullivan
Music Director, Conductor: Matthew Rupcich
Stage Director: Nicholas Wuehrmann
Boatswain’s Mate: John Tobey, Jr.
Captain Corcoran: Seán Kroll
Carpenter’s Mate: Brandon Sparkman
Cousin Hebe: Carol Diefenbach
Dick Deadeye: Adam Cioffari
Josephine: Elise Mark
Little Buttercup: Mary Burkart
Ralph Rackstraw: Cole Tornberg
Sir Joseph Porter: Nicholas Wuehrmann
Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg NY
August 3, 2019 8pm
Music Director, Pianist: Jeremy Chan
Stage Director: Carol Castel
Lucy: Brooke Schooley
Ben: Erik Tofte
The Telephone, or L’Amour à trois is a humorous look at the way the telephone became a third party in the romantic relationship between a young couple, Lucy and Ben. Written over seventy years ago, we can still relate to the way this ubiquitous invention plays a large role in our lives today!
The Medium - Act I and Act II
Janice Meyerson as Madame Flora and Gregory DeCola asToby.
Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg NY - July 27, 2019 8pm
Music Director, Pianist: Jeremy Chan
Stage Director: Carol Castel
The Medium Cast
Madame Flora (Baba): Janice Meyerson
Monica: Brooke Schooley
Toby: Gregory DeCola
Mrs. Gobineau: Tesia Kwarteng
Mr. Gobineau: Erik Tofte
Mrs. Nolan: Carol Diefenbach
The Medium is a darker piece, exploring the boundaries of reality for all involved in the drama. In today’s world, where more and more we are challenged to assess what is real and what is “fake news,” Madame Flora’s struggle with this issue leads to a sad and tragic ending. Featuring Janice Meyerson, Mezzo-Soprano, as Madame Flora.
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