We are very fortunate to have a professional opera company in the Charlottesville community, and its success is dependent on support from our Housing Hosts, who welcome our artists and production staff into their homes each year. Our Housing Hosts provide a uniquely warm and inviting experience for visiting artists, many of whom have built life-long relationships with their host families. Our artists come from the most prestigious opera houses in the country, giving hosts an inside look at the next generation of opera professionals. We hope that you will consider becoming a Housing Host. Our artists require a bedroom, bath, and kitchen privileges; we don’t ask our hosts to provide food or transportation. These accomplished young people make excellent house guests and are happy to house-sit while you are away on vacation. Who knows -you may wind up playing host to the next great opera sensation!
All hosts receive two complimentary tickets to each of our summer performances. If you are interested in becoming a Housing Host, check back on this page in the near future for details on how to apply for the 2023 season.
“We always look forward to our musician visitors every summer. We enjoy hearing about their studies and experiences, and it is lovely to have the house full of music. Our teenager’s interest in opera was stoked by conversation with these excellent young musicians. And, of course, we have the pleasure of knowing that we are making it possible for Charlottesville to enjoy our own first-rate opera. The musicians have always been very respectful of our home and our schedule — and have on occasion been kind enough to cat-sit while we were away!” ~ Charlottesville Opera Housing Host
Charlottesville Opera is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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