"Ithaca now has its own prolific and qualified opera company. Exploring the edges of the genre’s boundaries, they are building a new audience of opera goers that might just be the opposite of the urban relics of classical opera aficionados. Whatever Opera Ithaca’s upcoming projects are, they might not be what one expects from the time honored tradition, but you can be sure they will be downright innovative, fresh and exciting to watch." -Cornell Daily Sun
"Entering their third season Opera Ithaca mixes world-class singers from across the U.S. with adroit direction and minimalist design. This year saw a charming Billy Blythe (Bill Clinton as a kid in Arkansas) with a blue-grass accented score, and a rousing, troubling and heroic Thumbprint, about the first woman to successfully bring her rapists to justice in Pakistan. Both were new works by women composers." -Ithaca Times
The Winners of the 2017
Edward M. Murray
International Competition of Voice are:
1st Place: Jordan Schreiner TENOR
Owego, New York
Tied for 2nd Place:
Leah de Gruyl MEZZO SOPRANO
Sutton, West Virginia
Jake Stamatis BARITONE
Courtney Elvira MEZZO SOPRANO
St. Petersburg, Florida
Derrell Acon BASS BARITONE
St. Louis, Missouri
Virginia Hesse SOPRANO
Congratulations to all the finalists on their exemplary performances!!
2017/2018 Season Announcement
Join us at the Hangar Theatre Mother's Day Weekend, May 12th thru 14th, for Rossini's comic gem, CINDERELLA, with an all star cast under the direction of Norm Johnson with choreography by Tucker Davis and orchestra conducted by Richard Montgomery.
Starring Caitlin Mathes as Cinderella, Brandon Snook as Prince Ramiro, Marc Webster as Fairy Godfather Alidoro, Adelmo Guidarelli as stepfather Don Magnifico, SeungHyeon Baek as the Prince's valet, Dandini, and Lynn Craver and Dana Kinney as Cinderella's not so lovely stepsisters. Join us for a hilarious and touching, family-friendly musical romp through the most told story in history!
Join us Saturday May 13th at 11am for a one-hour version of Cinderella for young audiences featuring members of Opera Ithaca's Apprentice Artist Program. Directed by Ellen Jackson.