Chautauqua ‘Opera Invasions’ Set To Visit Area Schools

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is proud to present a series of “Opera Invasions” featuring Chautauqua Opera artists performing “The Barber of Seville in California,” a bilingual adaptation of Rossini’s opera, in local schools, including the selected dates and locations.

Chautauqua Opera Young Artists work directly with students in the classroom, followed by a 45-minute presentation of “The Barber of Seville in California” for the entire school. One-on-one work with classroom students immerses them in the specific musical, artistic, physical and social skills required of a professional opera singer. The full-school interactive assembly includes a competition with students selected from the classroom sessions.

Founded in 1929 and celebrating its 90th anniversary season in 2019, the Chautauqua Opera Company is North America’s oldest continuously operating summer opera company and fourth-oldest opera company after the Metropolitan Opera, Cincinnati Opera and San Francisco Opera. The Chautauqua Opera Company offers more than 30 operatic events each season, including fully staged productions in Chautauqua Institution’s 4,000-seat Amphitheater and in the historic 1,300-seat Norton Hall, concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, weekly recitals, Opera Invasions, Opera Scenes programs, Young Artist open-mic nights, and opera for young audiences. Chautauqua Opera productions feature promising young singers from its highly regarded Young Artist Program, as well as internationally recognized guest artists. For more information visit opera.chq.org.


12:50-3 p.m. today, at C.C. Ring Elementary; 8:45-11 a.m. Monday at Falconer Elementary; 1-3 p.m. Monday at Southwestern Elementary; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Elementary; 12:55-3 p.m. Tuesday at Fletcher Elementary


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