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Directors, Casts and Productions

Youth Opera ExperienceDelaware Valley Opera and
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts


August 10 – 23, 2014 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grades 2-6

Continuing our partnership with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Youth Opera Experience is a week of fun and music. Young people will rehearse, design, and perform in the original opera Rumpelstiltskin. Acting games, arts & crafts, dancing, singing, and a songwriting workshop with opera professional Evan Mack are included.

Youth Opera Experience

Meet and Greet Reception
August 10th 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Youth Opera Experience commences with an opportunity for participants and their families to meet the program teachers and staff and learn about the two-weeks of fun and creativity to come.

August 23rd at 11 a.m.

Come join the Youth Opera Experience participants for a performance of Rumpelstiltskin, a children’s opera that will be the culmination of their two-week experience.

$250 per participant. To apply, please complete the Youth Opera Experience Registration Form. A limited number of scholarships are available, click here for more information on scholarships.

Throughout the week, participants will experience the thrill of live performance, and will gain understanding in all facets of production, both onstage and behind-the-scenes. Participants will study singing, stage movement, dance, costuming, set design, prop design, and publicity, and will participate in theater games and improvisation exercises. The Youth Opera Experience will culminate with a performance, with the program participants taking on roles both onstage and backstage. The performance will be open to family and friends of the opera program as well as to the general public.

Youth Opera Experience will inspire a deeper appreciation and understanding of opera and the performing arts and provide young people with a sense of empowerment through the arts. The program is designed for youth with a range of backgrounds in the performing arts, from those who have no experience to those with a strong background.

Video from 2012 Youth Opera Experience



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Concert Series


April 15–May 8, 2011

The DVO presents a special series of three recitals, celebrating some of the diverse peoples who have settled in the Delaware Valley, bringing with them their cultures, and especially, their music. Recitals of Spanish, Russian, and German songs and arias will be performed at both the Grace Episcopal Church, at 827 Church Street in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, and the Tusten Theater, at 210 Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, New York. Come and enjoy these recitals, honoring the rich cultural heritage that has enriched the Delaware Valley community.

Tickets: $15


An Evening of  Spanish and Latin American Song
Soprano Emilie Storrs, tenor Mariano Vidal, and pianist Violetta Zabbi, along with special guest, Metropolitan Opera tenor Nico Castel, will perform songs and zarzuela selections from Spain, and Latin and South America.

Friday, April 15, 2011, 8 p.m., Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg, NY

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 7 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Honesdale, PA


An Evening of Russian Arias and Songs
Soprano Oxana Lanshchikova, tenor Roman Sladkopevets, bass Gennadiy Vysotskiy, and pianist Violetta Zabbi will perform music of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsokov, and Dunayevsky, along with Russian and Ukrainian folk songs.

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 7 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Honesdale, PA

An Evening of German Song
Soprano Kathy Geary, tenor Kevin Hanek, and pianist Lucy Arner will perform a program of lieder from the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries, featuring songs of Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, and Richard Strauss.

Saturday, May 7, 2011, 7 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Honesdale, PA

Sunday, May 8, 2011, 3 p.m., Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg, NY

The Delaware Valley Opera


December 2011, Locations TBA

A special concert of holiday favorites, featuring soloists and the Delaware Valley Opera Chorus.

Performers, dates, and locations to be announced. Be sure to check back later in the season for details.


Tickets: $15


Delaware Valley Opera Chorus


June 11–12, 2011

The DVO Chorus will present two performances of its Summer Sing, a concert featuring operatic favorites performed by members of the Delaware Valley Opera Chorus. These concerts will be presented at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, NY on Saturday, June 11th, at 8:00 p.m., and at the First Congregational Church in Middletown, NY on Sunday, June 12th, at 4:00 p.m.

The DVO Chorus is also looking for new members. Following the concerts in June, the Chorus will sing and perform the chorus parts in this summer’s two mainstage operas, Eugene Onegin and The Elixir of Love. Rehearsals have commenced, and will continue on Sundays from 5–8 p.m.—new members are always welcome! Rehearsals will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 31 West Main Street in Port Jervis, NY. To join or for more information, call the DVO Chorus Master, Eileen Mackintosh, at 845-283-9997, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tickets: $15

Delaware Valley Opera Chorus Summer Sing

The Delaware Valley Opera Chorus, under the direction of Chorus Master Eileen Mackintosh, presents its first concerts of the 2011 Season.

Saturday, June 11, 2011, 8 p.m., Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg, NY

Sunday, June 12, 2011, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, Middletown, NY

Performance Date

A Special Concert Event


May 2012 Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, NY

The Delaware Valley Opera will present a group of talented and enthusiastic young area singers, between the ages of 14 and 18 years old, in their first annual “Young Singers of the Valley” concert. The program will include popular and classical songs, as well as selections from musical theater, and will provide an opportunity to showcase some of the area’s outstanding young vocal talent to the public. The concert will be held at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, NY in May 2012.

For interested singers, auditions for this concert will be held in March (a pianist will be provided should you need one). The rehearsal for the concert will be held on Saturday, May TBA at 1 p.m. If you’re interested in arranging an audition, please contact DVO’s General Manager, Carol Castel, at 845-252-3136, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Come and share Your talent with the community!

Tickets: $15

Performance Date

See what you want, when you want,* with the DVO Season Pass

The DVO Season Pass is the best way to see all that the DVO has to offer this season, for one low price. With the Season Pass, you can attend an unlimited number of DVO performances during the season* — operas, concerts, even multiple performances of the same production.

Enjoy the flexibility of the Season Pass to take advantage of all the special events planned for the 2013 season, Mischievous, Magnificent Mozart. And by purchasing your Season Pass now, you help support the Delaware Valley Opera's mission of bringing great music to Sullivan County and the surrounding communities.

Purchase the Season Pass online and pick it up at the box office when you attend your next DVO performance.

Season Pass: $50.00

*THE FINE PRINT: The 2013 Season Pass allows you unlimited access to all DVO performances during the season (does not include fundraising events); however, you must reserve a seat in advance for all performances in the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, due to limited seating capacity in the theater.