Opera in Williamsburg is dedicated to bringing to Williamsburg, Virginia intimate fully-staged opera with world class cast.  Funded by ticket sales and the support of members of the community, Opera in Williamsburg is committed to the highest artistic standards and maintains a relationship with the International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI), under Joan Dornemann and Paul Nadler.

Opera in Williamsburg’s objectives are as follows:

¨ Create excellent live mainstream opera performances for Williamsburg, Virginia

¨ Help outstanding artists earn a living by practicing their art

¨ Give highly qualified singers opportunities to debut mainstream roles professionally

¨ Create effective, attractive, and elegant mainstream opera productions

¨ Attract new audiences to mainstream live opera, and provide opera lovers with more opportunities to see live performances locally