Production Information

Directors, Casts and Productions

Hosted by Western Sullivan Public Library and the DVO

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Tusten-Cochecton Library, 198 Bridge St, Narrowsburg, New York 12764

Join Ray Scheindlin, a member of Delaware Valley Opera's chorus and retired Literature Professor, for an introduction to Gian Carlo Menotti's The Medium.

Scheindlin will discuss the opera’s characters, especially Madame Flora (the medium of the title) and the ways in which the opera combines music and text to create a vivid portrait of this troubled and troubling human being; and to blur the boundary between the real and supernatural worlds.

Buy your tickets on-line and they'll be waiting for you at the Box Office.

River Revels
A Winter Solstice Event!

The Cooperage, Honesdale PA
Friday Dec 15, 2017 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Harmonie Hall Ballroom, Western Hotel, Upper Main St, Callicoon NY
Saturday Dec 16, 2017, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

$20 admission
Children Under 12 FREE

Performance Dates
Delaware Valley Opera Ticket

River Revels
Feast and Concert

Harmonie Hall Ballroom, Western Hotel, Upper Main St, Callicoon NY
Saturday Dec 16, 2017
Dinner at 5:00 pm and Concert at 7:00 pm

$60 admission

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River Revels

Join us and be part of a new holiday event along the river. A Revels Pageant-performance based on the winter solstice traditions of Medieval times.

Saturday Dec 15th, 7:00pm
Western Hotel, Callicoon NY

Sunday Dec 16th, 1:00pm
The Cooperage, Honesdale PA

$20 admission - Children Under 12 FREE

Buy your tickets online and they'll be waiting for you at the door.

Performance Dates

River Revels

REVELS CANCELLED Due to unforeseen circumstances the DVO regrets to announce that they will not be performing the “River Revels” program this holiday season. They are making plans to include the event in their 2020 season.

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 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.

The Singers of Opera Advantage 2013

New York Opera Studio and Delaware Valley Opera present
Opera Advantage
An Intensive summer program for singers
and collaborative pianists

June 7 – 15, 2014 in New York City

Carol Castel – Stage Director and Creative Process and ActingTeacher
Nico Castel – Diction and Style Coach
Tom Muraco – Conductor and Collaborative Piano Teacher
Violetta Zabbi – Music Director
Cathy Burnett – Dance and Movement

The DVO and New York Opera Studio is looking for a small group of talented and serious singers looking for a workshop/summer program focused on personal artistry and performance.

This intensive program is designed to guide singers through the exploration of the musical language, verbal language and body language of the operatic art form and the creative process necessary to integrate them all into meaningful, inspiring and artistic performance. Each singer will participate in scene study, music coachings, diction coachings, music and stage rehearsals, movement classes, creative process classes, acting classes and study of 18th century drama and its influence on the operas of the day.

Singers and pianists will perform in several concerts during the program. Working with this famous team of professionals in this inspiring and creative program will change the way you approach your singing and performing forever!

Opera ADVANTAGE 2014 will take place over the 9 days from June 7 – 15th in New York City.

WHERE: Rehearsals and classes will take place at various locations throughout Manhattan
Final Concert will be performed at the Opera Center of Opera America

WHEN: Saturday, June 7 through Sunday, June 15th

WHO: A maximum of 14 SINGERS will be chosen to work with a team of opera professionals on operatic style, language, artistry and performance skills . Singers wanting stage experience and individual work on style and artistry are encouraged to apply. Singers should have a strong vocal background and be ready to sing major operatic roles.

Four PIANISTS will be chosen to work on their individual collaborative piano and coaching skills. Each pianist will be responsible for the music preparation of a small group of singers accompanying them through all rehearsals and performance. Pianists will receive coaching in collaborative piano and coaching.

WHAT: SINGER AND PIANISTS will work on large portions of different operas(chosen specifically for each singer) to be performed for the public at the end of the program.

Each singer will receive the following:

  • Daily movement and dance training
  • Daily creative process and acting classes
  • Music Coaching
  • Diction Coaching
  • Scene Staging
  • Audition Skills Workshop
  • Russian Language Workshop
  • Italian, French and German Diction Master Classes

PRICE: The fee for the program is $1,300. The fee covers all training and performance. The fee does not cover housing or food.


Haven't applied yet? Download your application now and send it in with your materials as soon as possible. Applications are reviewed and acceptances made in the order in which applications are received.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: The program is designed for singers and pianists interested in making careers in opera and who have a background of strong vocal or piano training and some performance experience.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Applications will be accepted until the program is fully subscribed. Each applicant must submit the following:

  • a completed audition application
  • a $25 audition fee (which will be refunded if an audition is not granted)
  • two letters of recommendation
  • a current resume
  • a short biography
  • an 8 x 10 black and white headshot
  • Auditions are held in New York. There may be certain instances where a tape or CD will serve as an audition. Interested singers should inquire. Download the application form.

    Opera Advantage Audition fee $25

    Opera Advantage Tuition - Deposit $700

    Opera Advantage Tuition - Final Payment $600