Southeast Region

Capitol City Opera Co., Inc. 
Address: 1266 West Paces Ferry Road NW #451
Atlanta, GA
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Capitol City Opera Company was formed in 1983 to provide Atlanta area classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform complete opera roles and to continue to develop their post-graduate vocal and acting skills on a professional level. Since its inception, the company has flourished as the only opera company in the southeast that primarily helps local singers establish their careers. We present high quality, innovative and exciting opera theater.

Capitol City Opera Company has created many recurring programs that benefit all ages and demographics of the general public and has toured throughout the Southeast and also Italy. Currently the company performs to opera theater shows per year, a monthly restaurant series (Dinner and a Diva), a vocal competition, touring Madrigals, touring gala singers, a summer pops concert (On The Light Side), and an astonishing 150-200 performances solely for children. 

Sallie Van Houten is president.

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Opera Guild Phone Number: 678.301.8013
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Association
Address: 701 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN
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The mission of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is to inspire, engage, and enrich the greater Chattanooga community through music and music education.

There are a variety of ways to volunteer at the CSO, not just on concert nights.  Volunteers are found in our box office every day, at the front door of the Tivoli, working a registration table at UnCorked!, or preparing mailings in our conference room.  We are constantly looking for ways to include volunteers in our day-to-day operations, our concerts, and other special and community events.

Samatha Teeter is the Executive Director.

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Opera Guild Phone Number: (423) 267-8583
Nashville Opera Guild
Address: The Noah Liff Opera Center
3622 Redmon Street
Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville Opera Guild members have cherished their role in preserving and promoting grand opera in Middle Tennessee through their support of Nashville Opera since its founding in 1981.

The guild supports HCA TriStar Nashville Opera ON TOUR who visit more than 28,000 school children in Middle Tennessee each year; helps the Metropolitan Opera find new, inspiring talent through its annual district and regional auditions; provides gift bags, transportation and housing for visiting artists; and hosts parties in appreciation for the cast and crew of each opera production. Volunteering with mailings, telephoning, computer entry, and other office activities helps Nashville Opera put its dollars on the stage!

Nashville Opera Guild provides scholarships for rising vocalists, such as the Fellows Program with Belmont University, and supports the Mary Ragland Young Artist Program, a competitive national program which offers valuable stage experience to the next generation of stars.

Esther Swink is the guild president.

Opera Guild Phone Number: 615.832.5242
Opera Memphis
Address: Clark Opera Memphis Center
6745 Wolf River Parkway
Memphis, TN
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We do one thing: we tell stories out loud. Whether they are funny or tragic, on a stage or in a park near you, stories have the capacity to transform, to help us see the world through new eyes, and to unite us in ways we never thought possible. Our strong volunteer program is one of the things we are most proud of. Volunteers are a vital part of the work we do to put on our mainstage productions, make 30 Days of Opera possible, and provide the kind of help that keeps our office running.

Ned Canty is the General Director.

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Opera NOVA
Address: PO Box 7057
Arlington, VA
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Opera NOVA was founded in 1992 as a volunteer-based, non-profit charitable organization to bring the joy of opera to residents in the Northern Virginia community.  Its mission is to educate adults and children alike in its local community by producing 3 to 4 operatic productions each year.  Over 25,000 children have been exposed to opera in the Northern Virginia community.

One of Opera NOVA’s most popular children’s opera, produced multiple times annually, is is Monkey See, Monkey Do, an English opera written specifically for children. Under the direction of Jose Sacìn, Artistic Director, this children’s opera has helped to educate many under-privileged children who are not typically exposed to classical arts.

Miriam Miller is the president.

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Opera Guild Phone Number: 703-536-7557
Peach State Opera Company
Address: 1557 Buford Drive #492364 • Lawrenceville, GA
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Peach State Opera is a touring company that enriches the cultural life of small communities in the Georgia region and nurtures the careers of emerging professional opera singers.  PSO creates affordable and portable productions, suitable to a variety of venues, while not sacrificing artistic quality.  PSO nurtures the careers of emerging professional opera singers by casting them in important roles beside established colleagues.  PSO performs musically and dramatically compelling classic operas in family-friendly, condensed English-language versions.

Simone Evans is the business manager.