About DVO

Suzann Dvorken
Suzann Dvorken - President
Carol Castel
Carol Castel - Secretary
Debra Courtright - Treasurer
Debra Courtright - Treasurer

Carol Hoehn Diefenbach
Carol Hoehn Diefenbach
Barclay Lottimer
Barclay Lottimer

Delaware Valley Opera
Mailing address: P.O. Box 124
Physical address: 6692 St. Rte. 52
Lake Huntington, New York 12752-0124

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Phone: +1-845-887-3083

The DVO is committed to hiring performers and technical staff from diverse racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious and gender backgrounds, and encourages those from under-represented populations to apply or audition.
Delaware Valley Opera, Lake Huntington, NY

Delaware Valley Opera Buys Its Very Own Theater!!!

Today is a day of BIG news! It is with enormous pride and considerable emotion that the Board of Directors of Delaware Valley Opera announces that DVO has purchased its very own theater, the former "Nutshell" bar, restaurant, art gallery, theater and nightclub on Route 52 in Lake Huntington, NY. After 35 years (remember that "Magic Number," 35!) performing at venues ranging from the theater at SUNY Sullivan to "Harmonie Hall" at the Western Hotel to the Lumberland Town Hall to the Tusten Theatre and beyond (with lovely memories attached to each and every one of them), DVO finally has its own, year-round home: The Delaware Valley Opera Center!

Although we will be doing upgrades, beautification and renovations for years to come, the Delaware Valley Opera Center is "performance ready" and we will be producing our inaugural production...David Conte's "The Gift of the Magi"...in its main theater this December. Amenities include a stage and large theater featuring flexible seating options, from traditional rows to dinner-theater and more, an intimate cabaret-style space (perfect for smaller concerts), office space, ample rehearsal, dressing room, and storage space, space for workshops and educational programs, a commercial kitchen and full bar capacity, and much, much more. 

What this means is that DVO can "up" its involvement in the region year-round, without the difficulties of securing rented space. Workshops (for both children and adults), lectures, concerts, and small productions (in addition to our traditional summer operas and operettas) will increase, with ample opportunities for involvement by regional and visiting performers, as well as by members of the community and interested children and youth. Now, more than ever, DVO will be YOUR company, a place to call "home," a venue to nurture your creative soul....

Delaware Valley Opera Center
Delaware Valley Opera Center

Become a member of the Delaware Valley Opera, and support our mission to provide opportunities for area talent to study and perform a wide range of operatic 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. There are a variety of ways in which you can get involved with the DVO's productions.


The Delaware Valley Opera is a Professional Company Member of Opera America.

Soloists:Auditions are held every season, please contact us if you are interested.


Chorus Auditions: Auditions for the Delaware Valley Opera Chorus are held throughout the season.

ArtScene for July 9 2013 from WVIA radio

Original air date July 9,2013 | Time 17:12 | MP3

WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with Carol Castel, artistic director of the Delaware Valley Opera in Narrowsburg, N.Y. about the Summer 2013 season, titled, "Mischievous, Magnificent Mozart!"


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