Now in its 15th season, Chelsea Opera presents fully staged operas with chamber orchestra, a concert series, and other musical endeavors. Founded in 2004 by professional singers Lynne Hayden-Findlay and Leonarda Priore, Chelsea Opera has given hundreds of artists the chance to practice their craft in a supportive professional setting. Chelsea Opera's productions of new and classic repertoire provide enthusiasts and newcomers the chance to see high quality productions with chamber orchestra in a relaxed and welcoming location with ticket prices that are affordable to a broad spectrum of the community. Performances take place in locations where the intimacy and superior acoustics make the experience exceedingly attractive for all involved.

Posted: Nov-1-2018
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Tom Cipullo

On Saturday, December 1 at 7:00 pm, Chelsea Opera presents the New York City premieres of two one-act operas Josephine and After Life at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church (120 W 69th St.). More info online at In this Insider Interview, we spoke with the composer of these new works, Tom Cipullo, about the upcoming premieres.

Posted: Nov-7-2018
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"...a lovely production..."

"Chelsea Opera is to be commended for its casting — all the major roles were superbly represented. "

" director Samuel McCoy led the cast and fine instrumental ensemble in a stirringly vital performance, bringing Chelsea Opera's 2013–14 season to a triumphant conclusion."

— Opera News
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