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Performance opportunities for singers. 
Social justice through arts accessibility. 
Musical education outreach.

Opera Theatre of Montclair was launched in January 2013 and acquired 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2014. The company enriches the cultural life of Montclair, New Jersey, and the surrounding area by offering fully-staged performances of opera featuring professional singers, instrumentalists, dancers and visual artists.


OTM keeps ticket prices low to encourage new audiences to attend, both young and those who already have an appreciation for the art form. Additionally, the company provides much-needed opportunities for professional singers.


The Opera Orchestra of Montclair is a vital part of OTM. Our multigenerational orchestra comprises highly-experienced musicians as well as advanced students.  The older artists serve as mentors to those less experienced. 


Educational outreach is a main mission of OTM.  The company has performed extensively in public and private schools, libraries and senior centers.  Supplementing dwindling music education programs is critical to building future audiences.


OTM opened to great critical acclaim in January 2015 with its inaugural production of Verdi’s Nabucco.  Beginning in March 2015, OTM presented 12 touring performances of an abridged version of Mozart's The Magic Flute as part of its education initiative.  This production was presented in schools, libraries, churches and senior centers.  In February 2016, OTM presented its second full-scale production, Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. Handel's Acis and Galatea done as theatre in-the-round followed in September 2016. In September 2017, OTM presented its fourth fully-staged production, Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella), to sold-out houses.

 
  • Rebecca Eng accompanies mezzo-soprano Hannah Kramer at the former Ido Sushi in NYC at a March 2013 fundraiser sponsored by owners Tora & Jane Yi.
    Rebecca Eng accompanies mezzo-soprano Hannah Kramer at the former Ido Sushi in NYC at a March 2013 fundraiser sponsored by owners Tora & Jane Yi.
  • Fundraising concert held in April 2013 at St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair.
    Fundraising concert held in April 2013 at St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair.
  • Soprano Jennifer Behnke performs at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens recital in May 2013.
    Soprano Jennifer Behnke performs at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens recital in May 2013.
  • Soprano Sabrina Palladino performs at An Afternoon of German Opera, a fundraising event held in June 2013 at the home of Gary & Betsy Beyer in Montclair.
    Soprano Sabrina Palladino performs at An Afternoon of German Opera, a fundraising event held in June 2013 at the home of Gary & Betsy Beyer in Montclair.
  • Singers of OTM perform at Montclair Center Stage on Church Street, Montclair, Summer 2013.
    Singers of OTM perform at Montclair Center Stage on Church Street, Montclair, Summer 2013.
  • Singers of OTM perform at Crane's Mill in West Caldwell, NJ, Summer 2013. Pictured are mezzo-soprano Bernadette LaFond, Soprano Heidi Sauser, bass Ilberto Lagana, young soprano Mia Rio Blanco Muñoz and tenor Paolo Buffagni.
    Singers of OTM perform at Crane's Mill in West Caldwell, NJ, Summer 2013. Pictured are mezzo-soprano Bernadette LaFond, Soprano Heidi Sauser, bass Ilberto Lagana, young soprano Mia Rio Blanco Muñoz and tenor Paolo Buffagni.
  • Soprano Mia Riker-Norrie and mezzo-soprano Bernadette LaFond perform OTM's abridged version of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at Redeemer Montclair in December 2013.
    Soprano Mia Riker-Norrie and mezzo-soprano Bernadette LaFond perform OTM's abridged version of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at Redeemer Montclair in December 2013.
  • The cast of Act II of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" performed in January 2014 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair. Pictured are sopranos Alison Bolshoi and Valerie Bernhardt, tenor John Packard and baritone Samuel Bolshoi.
    The cast of Act II of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" performed in January 2014 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair. Pictured are sopranos Alison Bolshoi and Valerie Bernhardt, tenor John Packard and baritone Samuel Bolshoi.
  • OTM performed highlights of its "Magic Flute" production during the Montclair Winter Festival held on February 1, 2014, on South Park Street in Montclair.
    OTM performed highlights of its "Magic Flute" production during the Montclair Winter Festival held on February 1, 2014, on South Park Street in Montclair.
  • Sopranos Rosa D'Imperio and La Toya Lewis backstage at "Opera, Champagne & A Little Jazz", a fundraising event held on April 12, 2014, at the Montclair home of Brian & Christina Cattell.
    Sopranos Rosa D'Imperio and La Toya Lewis backstage at "Opera, Champagne & A Little Jazz", a fundraising event held on April 12, 2014, at the Montclair home of Brian & Christina Cattell.
  • Soprano Victoria Wefer performs at an OTM fundraiser held at Spuntino in Clifton, NJ, in June 2014.
    Soprano Victoria Wefer performs at an OTM fundraiser held at Spuntino in Clifton, NJ, in June 2014.
Rebecca Eng accompanies mezzo-soprano Hannah Kramer at the former Ido Sushi in NYC at a March 2013 fundraiser sponsored by owners Tora & Jane Yi.
Rebecca Eng accompanies mezzo-soprano Hannah Kramer at the former Ido Sushi in NYC at a March 2013 fundraiser sponsored by owners Tora & Jane Yi.