2020-2021 Season

Giacomo Puccini

"...backstabbingly socially distant"



Streaming on demand 

We wear the sea like a coat
McCune | Lampert | Gray
Final Workshop

"...reach out to draw

the curious in."

Episode I
Now Available

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Inside the Creative Process

We Wear the Sea Like a Coat

Final Workshop - Episode I

Streaming on Demand 

Starting Sunday, July 25 at 3:00 PM Eastern

Join Opera Ithaca for the first episode of the final workshop of the world-premiere-in-the-making.


Artist Spotlight

Nicholas Davis
Betto in Gianni Schicchi


PRAISE: “...rolling mellifluous baritone”                                                     - Opera Today  
Recent Work:
  • BLUE, Minnesota Opera, Glimmerglass

  • LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Michigan Opera Theatre

  • LA RONDINE, Minnesota Opera


Congratulations to the Winners of the 5th Annual Edward M. Murray International Competition of Voice

First Place: Symone Harcum

Second Place: Blake Denson

Third Place: Andrew Morstein

Audience Favorite: José Maldonado

Apprentice Artists

Meet our Apprentice Artists

Young Artists                           
Mariya Kaganskaya                 
Daniel Rich                                
Flora Wall  
Studio Artists
Sarah Aliperti
Syona Ayyankeril
Francesco DiLello
Erin O'Rourke

Watch Gianni Schicchi Now


Gianni Schicchi is generously underwritten by

Barry Chester and Elissa Cogan


Regular: $15

Student: $10*

*Use discount code: Student

"...backstabbingly socially distant..."

What do you do when the family patriarch dies in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic? Hire a con man and change his will.

Giacomo Puccini's comedic one-act masterpiece, premiered in the midst of the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, is brought to you as an original film produced by Opera Ithaca. Join us and see just what happens when opera's favorite dysfunctional family goes into quarantine. Best of all - you can enjoy from the complete safety of home!

OPERA ITHACA relies on your support and patronage to bring professional opera to the Ithaca region. Please consider joining us today by making a financial contribution in support of our season programming. Please contact us directly if you are interested in underwriting a production, sponsoring, housing an artist, or volunteering with us! Thank you for your support!

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