Performances & Events

The Magic Flute

May 12 to May 21
The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University
New English Translation: Kelley Rourke
Conductor: Dr. Lisa Graham, Stage Director: Pascale Florestal

MassOpera proudly presents a new English translation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.  The planet is in crisis.  Three young seekers are drawn into an age-old cosmic battle, in which each side blames the other for the fate of the planet.  Through a series of trials, our heroes’ only hope is through shattering the binary of good vs evil.

New Donor Campaign & Celebration

Campaign: March 1 to May 21
Celebration: Postponed to Summer 2023!
Venue TBD
Help MassOpera get to 150 new donors!

MassOpera launches the New Donor Campaign from March 1st to May 21st, with the goal of bringing on 150 new donors to help build our base and strengthen the organization.    Help us tell compelling stories and develop new work, as we develop the next generation of talent. And to cap it all off, let us celebrate YOU, at an epic party that only MassOpera can throw, when we celebrate our donors in Summer 2023!

Past Events

MassOpera Holiday Gift Basket

Monday, November 28 to Friday, December 16
Online Donation Orders
Get Your MassOpera Swag for the Holidays!

We are so excited to share with you a great opportunity to both support MassOpera AND receive some beautifully designed, useful swag!  When you donate $250 to MassOpera’s 2022 Holiday Gift Basket Campaign, you will receive a MassOpera branded blanket, umbrella, water bottle, face mask, and pen!

MassOpera Party & Vocal Comp Finals

Saturday, October 15 | 4 PM – 8 PM
Longy School of Music, Cambridge MA
Cocktail Reception @ 4 PM | Vocal Comp Finals @ 6 PM

MassOpera kicks off its 2022/2023 Season with our annual MassOpera Party and Vocal Competition-the first time we are combining both events together!  You can expect full bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction in the Longy Gardens, followed by fantastic singing in Pickman Hall!

The Mirror Cabaret

May 6 – Doors Open @ 6 PM, Performance @ 8 PM
City Winery, Boston MA
Music Directors: Austin Davy & Christina Wright-Ivanova, Stage Director: Cassandra Lovering

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the Mirror Cabaret!  We pair your favorite operas with your favorite musicals, based on the same source material.  Think La Boheme v. Rent and Romeo et Juliette v. West Side Story.  Sip cocktails, nosh on delicious food and join us at City Winery in May!

La Traviata

October 17 – 24 – Various Performances and Times
Eustis Estate Museum in Milton, MA
Conductor: Daniel P. Ryan, Stage Director: Katy Early

MassOpera welcomes you back to our first live production in nearly 2 years!  Join us for an immersive, site-specific production of Verdi’s classic opera, as the Eustis Estate comes alive through the storytelling of our magnificent performers!  Tickets on sale 8/17!

MassOpera is Back Party!

September 11 | 4 PM to 8 PM
Eustis Estate Museum in Milton, MA
Featuring: Performances from our upcoming La Traviata

MassOpera is thrilled to announce our first LIVE in-person event in over two years!  Celebrate friendship and music-making with us!

Role Preparation Master Classes for Singers

Thursdays: April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 @ 6-8 PM
Virtually via Zoom
Instructor: Chuck Hudson

MassOpera is proud to partner once again with renowned stage director, Chuck Hudson, on a series of classes focused on acting in movement to help singers best tackle performance material.

Movement Techniques for Creating Trouser Roles

Saturday: February 27 @ 2-4 PM
Virtually via Zoom
Instructor: Chuck Hudson

MassOpera is thrilled to bring back renowned Stage Director, Chuck Hudson, this time for his movement class for trouser roles!

Valentine's Day Songs and Shout-outs

Sunday: February 14 @ 2 PM
Virtually via Zoom
Featured Singers: Tahanee Aluwihare, Junhan Choi, Maggie Finnegan, Melissa Joseph, and Emily Siar

MassOpera is thrilled to present our first major Virtual Event of 2021, modeled after our heartwarming and successful Mother’s Day Concert in 2020.  This time LIVE!

Madame Kirsten's Pregame Dating Show & Bridegroom Broadcast

Saturday, January 23rd @ 7 PM (Pre-Show) and 8 PM (Broadcast)
Virtually via Zoom (Pre-Show) and YouTube (Broadcast)
Hosts: Madame Kirsten and Lusty Terentia

Including a boozey pre-show followed by the first ever broadcast of Dan Shore’s The Beautiful Bridegroom, this will prove to be a raucously fun evening!

Freedom Ride Panel and Broadcast

Wednesday, October 21st @ 7 PM (Panel) and 8 PM (Broadcast)
Virtually via Zoom (Panel) and via YouTube (Broadcast)
Panelists: Dan Shore, Lidiya Yankovskaya, Alicia Russell, and Ron Williams – Moderator: Michael J. Bobbitt

MassOpera is thrilled to present a broadcast of selections from Freedom Ride, preceded by a panel with members of the creative team and cast! 

A NAGLY Virtual Cabaret

Saturday, July 25th @ 8:00 PM
NAGLY YouTube OR Facebook Page
Singers: Jass Bianchi, Wes Hunter, Todd McNeel, Jr., and
Abigail Whitney Smith

MassOpera is thrilled to Co-Present the A NAGLY Virtual Cabaret with the North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ+ Youth (NAGLY).  This benefit concert will raise funds to support NAGLY’s mission to honor, respect, educate, and empower GLBTQ+ Youth.  Sponsor a song or simply donate!  Viewing is FREE!

New Opera Workshop Intent to Submit Application

Open Monday, June 1st to Wednesday, July 15 @ 11:59 PM

After two successful collaborations with Washington National Opera (2018) and Chicago Opera Theater (2019), MassOpera begins a new partnership with OperaHub for the re-imagined New Opera Workshop (NOW)

Mother's Day Songs and Shout-outs

Sunday, May 10th @ 4 PM
MassOpera YouTube Page
Singers: Rachele Schmiege, Giovanni Formisano, Vera Savage, Stefan Barner, & Dana Varga

MassOpera is thrilled to present our first ever virtual even in honor of Mother’s Day.  Donate-what-you-can along with a 30-word or less shout-out to your Mom, and one of our singers will read your personal shout-out during the virtual concert! 

Freedom Ride

Sunday, November 3rd @ 3 PM
The Strand Theatre | Dorchester
Composer & Librettist: Dan Shore

MassOpera is thrilled to introduce its 2nd New Opera Workshop with a performance of Dan Shore’s Freedom Ride. This performance is in collaboration with Chicago Opera Theatre in preparation for their world premiere of the fully staged opera in February 202o in Chicago.

Freedom Ride Gala

Thursday, October 17th @ 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
VIP Reception from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Main Event from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
VIP Venue | Napoleon Room @ Club Café
Main Event Venue | Moonshine Room @ Club Café

Join MassOpera at the party of the season to support and honor the epic Freedom Ride!  Don’t miss libations, auctions, special performances and party game!

Pride Trivia Cabaret

Sunday June 9th @ 12:00 PM
Moonshine Room @ Club Café

Back by popular demand we are bringing you MassOpera’s Trivia Cabaret for Pride.  We are combining your favorite trivia cabaret with pride brunch, so grab a mimosa, listen to some sangin, and compete for trivia prizes!

Die Fledermaus Cast & Campaign Party

Tuesday April 16 @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Moonshine Room at Club Café

Join crowdfunding donors, the cast of Die Fledermaus, and other artists on Tuesdsay, April 16th at Club Café for some nosh and libations!

Die Fledermaus

Friday April 5 to Saturday April 13 Various Times
Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts
Composer: Johann Strauss
Librettist: Sarah Ina Meyers

In this updated new English translation, Die Fledermaus is set in NYC in the present-day with social media influences and reality TV stars taking center stage.  Join us for a raucous immersive theatrical experience that is equal parts opera and party!

The 2019 Concert

Sunday March 3rd @ 3:00 PM
Longwood Towers Lobby & Reception Hall

A Benefit Concert featuring selections from Die Fledermaus, and Opera & Musical Theatre favorites.  Wine and Cheese Reception to Follow

MassOpera Launch Gala

Saturday, October 20th @ 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
VIP Reception from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Main Event from 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Back Bay Social Club

Kick-off the official launch of MassOpera at the party of the season! Libations, delectables, soaring singing, auction prizes, all with the classic feel of a Speakeasy will help you ring in the new era of MassOpera!

Taking Up Serpents

Sunday, September 30th @ 3 PM
Deane Hall at the Calderwood Pavillion
at the Boston Center for the Arts
Composer: Kamala Sankaram, Librettist: Jerre Dye

MassOpera is thrilled to introduce its inaugural New Opera Workshop with a performance of Taking Up Serpents. This performance is in collaboration with Washington National Opera in preparation for their world premiere of the fully staged opera in January 2019 at the Kennedy Center.