Chautauqua Opera Programs

Chautauqua Opera Programs

Chautauqua Institution celebrates opera with a collection of programs that include an all-new master class with Susan Graham premiering on World Opera Day (October 25th). Chautauqua's Opera Collection also includes a Marlena Malas Master Class, the CHQ original opera film "In Our Silence," documentaries, discussions with Susan Cisneros and more!

Susan Graham Master Classes
Marlena Malas Master Class
In Our Silence
The House on Mango Street (Discussion)
CLSC: A Conversation with Susan Cisneros

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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Chautauqua Opera Programs
  • Susan Graham Master Class

    Premiering Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

    Opera singer and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and the Opera Company & Conservatory offers a special master class.

    Program:

    Presentation of the Rose (Der Rosenkavalier)
    - Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Shan Hai, soprano
    Martin Dubé, piano

    Sein wir wieder gu...

  • Marlena Malas Master Class

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, w...

  • Susan Graham Master Class

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

    Today's class features world renowned mezzo, Susan Graham.

    Lucy Evans, mezzo
    Cesar Parreño, tenor
    Nicoletta Berry, soprano
    Evan Lazdowski, bass-baritone

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shor...

  • CLSC: A Conversation with Sandra Cisneros

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, August 11, 2022.

    The 2017 CLSC author of The House on Mango Street returns to Chautauqua Institution this summer for a week that sees her working on adapting the CLSC selection into an opera and sitting down with Sony Ton-Aime, Michael I. Rudell Dir...

  • The House On Mango Street with Sandra Cisneros and Derek Bermel

    Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 27, 2020.

    Join us for a special conversation with writer Sandra Cisneros and composer Derek Bermel as we show selected excerpts recorded during Chautauqua’s 2017 world premiere of Mango Suite, while discussing how this collaboration has continu...

  • In Our Silence Trailer

    Over four days in early June, composer Frances Pollock and playwright and librettist Jerre Dye interviewed each of Chautauqua Opera Company's 2020 Young Artists. Together they investigated the emotional and professional impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the isolation it has created for so many peopl...

  • In Our Silence - The Full Song Cycle

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Friday, December 25, 2020.

    In Our Silence - The Full Song Cycle

    Over four days in early June, composer Frances Pollock and playwright and librettist Jerre Dye interviewed each of Chautauqua Opera Company's 2020 Young Artists. Together they investigated the emot...

  • In Our Silence: A Song Cycle Documentary, Part 1

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, December 3, 2020.

    A short documentary about the creation of "In Our Silence."

    Over four days in early June, composer Frances Pollock and playwright and librettist Jerre Dye interviewed each of Chautauqua Opera Company's 2020 Young Artists. Together th...

  • In Our Silence: A Song Cycle Mini-Documentary, Part 2

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2020.

    Part 2 of a short documentary about the creation of "In Our Silence."

    Over four days in early June, composer Frances Pollock and playwright and librettist Jerre Dye interviewed each of Chautauqua Opera Company's 2020 Young Artists. Tog...

  • In Our Silence: A Song Cycle Mini-Documentary, Part 3

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020.

    Part 3 of a short documentary about the creation of "In Our Silence."

    Over four days in early June, composer Frances Pollock and playwright and librettist Jerre Dye interviewed each of Chautauqua Opera Company's 2020 Young Artists. Tog...

  • Chautauqua Opera: In Our Silence - Part 1

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, December 3, 2020.

    Over four days in early June, composer Frances Pollock and playwright and librettist Jerre Dye interviewed each of Chautauqua Opera Company's 2020 Young Artists. Together they investigated the emotional and professional impact of the ...

  • Chautauqua Opera: In Our Silence - Part 2

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2020.

    Over four days in early June, composer Frances Pollock and playwright and librettist Jerre Dye interviewed each of Chautauqua Opera Company's 2020 Young Artists. Together they investigated the emotional and professional impact of the CO...

  • Chautauqua Opera: In Our Silence - Part 3

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020.

    Over four days in early June, composer Frances Pollock and playwright and librettist Jerre Dye interviewed each of Chautauqua Opera Company's 2020 Young Artists. Together they investigated the emotional and professional impact of the CO...