Production Information

Directors, Casts and Productions

Richard Pearson Thomas
Richard Pearson Thomas

We are honored to have Richard Pearson Thomas join us as the Music Director and Pianist for The Gift of the Magi! Mr. Thomas is a renowned pianist and composer. His works have been performed by the Boston Pops, Covent Garden Festival, Sydney Opera House, Houston Grand Opera, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Banff Centre, Portland Opera, and before the U.S. Congress by artists such as Audra McDonald, Sanford Sylvan, Lauren Flanigan, John Muriello and Kurt Ollman. His works include operas, chamber music, cabaret and songs.

Among his operatic works are: The Nero Show! (a quasi-operatic vaudeville cabaret show); A Wake or A Wedding ; Parallel Lives; and Ladies in a Maze.

As a pianist, Mr. Thomas has concertized with singers and chamber musicians worldwide and we proudly welcome him to the DVO family.

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.

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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

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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.

Opera Gala
Season Opener

June 27, 2020 - Saturday 7pm
Single Ticket $30
Couples Ticket $50

Delaware Youth Center, Callicoon, NY

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Single or Couples Ticket
Opera Gala Season Opener

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.