Stowe Area Opera Lovers
Stowe Area Opera Lovers was formed in 2009 to enrich our members’ appreciation of opera and to encourage others to learn about and love this wonderful art form. Across the country, a number of community opera companies had been closing. We wanted to do what we could to expand the audience base for opera, and to help to support local and regional productions, in particular, the Green Mountain Opera Festival.
The group is non-profit and is relatively informal, with no dues, no by-laws, and no regularly scheduled meetings. Rather, we share information via e-mail, and we periodically organize events that bring opera to the Stowe area, e.g., we present concerts, lectures by experts in various aspects of opera, and members-only viewing of opera films. We serve as a clearinghouse of information about opera: once a month we distribute to our e-mail network a calendar of opera-related events in the region, and twice a month we circulate a compilation of selected articles and reviews from the national press. An Advisory Board of Stowe Residents shapes and oversees group events (see below).
All that is required for membership is a willingness to agree to our e-mail policy, so we can add your name to our e-mail list. For more information, please contact us using the tab at the top of this page.
You can also use the tabs above to view our calendar, access recent news articles about opera, or link to other opera-related websites.
Advisory Board Members
Gretchen Rous Besser
Allen & Heide Horsley
Judy Pendell & Warren Azano, Co-Founders