Montclair, NJ

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

Opera Theatre of Montclair will perform its popular outreach version of
Mozart's The Magic Flute
as part of the Montclair Arts Festival,
sponsored by the Montclair Arts Alliance on Saturday, December 2, 4 PM

Join Opera Theatre of Montclair in a FREE festive holiday program featuring semi-staged scenes from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The exquisite Van Vleck House will be fully decorated for the holidays. 

Ryan Bridge, piano
Mia Riker-Norrie and Mark Watson, narrators



Hansel - Madison Marie McIntosh, mezzo soprano
Gretel - Heather Bobeck, soprano
The Father - Brian Alvarado, baritone
The Gingerbread Witch - Stacey Canterbury, soprano
The Dew Fairy - Aine Hakamatsuka, soprano
The Sandman - Allison Arnold, soprano


Olympia - Alize Rozsnyai, soprano
Hoffmann - Theron Cromer, tenor
Giulietta - Allyson Carvajal, soprano
Nicklausse - Manya Gaver, mezzo soprano
The Muse - Cornelia Lotito, mezzo soprano
Antonia - Mia Riker-Norrie, soprano
Miracle - Mark Watson, bass-baritone
The Voice of Antonia’s Mother - Tanisha Anderson, mezzo soprano

Opera Theatre of Montclair presents its family-favorite shortened version of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE at the renowned Van Vleck House & Gardens on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7 PM. Child volunteers from the audience will take up the "roles" of dragons, forest animals, spirits, The Second Lady and baby birds. It will be presented on the rear patio and lawn of this beautiful historic estate.  Bring your picnic basket and blanket/lawn chair, and be sure to arrive early to tour around the exquisite gardens. This fun interactive show is presented, in part, by a grant from The Montclair Foundation. RAIN OR SHINE! In the event of rain, the show will be brought inside the mansion where the audience will "follow" the cast around - a unique operatic experience either way! Tickets are available through Eventbrite below or at the door.

CAST of July 27, 2017:

Papageno:  Brian Alvarado, baritone

Tamino:  Ravon Middlebrooks, tenor

Pamina: Jennifer Whennen, soprano

Queen of the Night: Heather Bobeck, soprano

Sarastro: Jim Pierce, baritone

First Lady: Stacey Canterbury, soprano

Third Lady: Ema Mitrović, mezzo soprano

Papagena: Aine Hakamatsuka, soprano

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 3 PM
735 JFK Boulevard, Bayonne, NJ
or by mailing a check to 32 Cloverhill Place, Montclair, NJ 07042.

The professional singers and Opera Orchestra of Montclair will be conducted by Maestro Robert Butts. This performance will serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Opera Theatre of Montclair and Temple Emanu-El.

Free parking will be available courtesy of St. Henry's Church, on Avenue C between 28th and 29th Streets, Bayonne (one block away). Temple Emanu-El is also easily accessible via public transportation.


$35/adults, pre-purchase ($40 at the door, day of performance)

$10/children 10 and up

FREE - children under 10

Group sales - $30/ticket for 10 or more

50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ

Opera Theatre of Montclair presents its abridged version of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE at the auditorium of the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, on Saturday, February 25, 2 PM. This staged, costumed interactive (audience participation) performance is the perfect introduction to opera for all ages. It is offered as a FREE community service.

OTM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization which survives on donations. Please consider giving to offset the costs of this performance and to fund next season:

Cast for 2/25/17:

Tamino: Tai Collins, tenor
Pamina: Patricia Vital, soprano
Papageno: TBA
Queen of the Night: Heather Bobeck, soprano
First Lady: TBA
Second Lady: TBA
Third Lady: Cornelia Lotito, mezzo-soprano
Papagena: Allison Mion, soprano
Monostatos: Ian Castro, tenor

Rebecca Eng, piano
Mia Riker-Norrie, narrator

Saturday, January 28, 7-10 PM

Experience the grandeur of the music of Richard Wagner in a most unusual setting - the beautiful living room of a prestigious Montclair home.  Tickets for the one-hour concert plus two-hour catered reception are only $50.00.

or mail a check to 32 Cloverhill Place, Montclair, NJ 07042.

Enjoy a VERY unusual event - arias and ensembles by the inimitable Richard Wagner in an INTIMATE setting, a beautiful Montclair home.  This event will help to support the artists of Opera Theatre of Montclair during its 2017 season.

Program to include excerpts from

Der Fliegende Holländer





Die Walküre

Stacey Canterbury, soprano

Jeanai La Vita, soprano

Julia Rolwing, soprano

Alan Smulen, baritone

Steven Fredericks, bass

Additional singers to be announced.

Rebecca Eng, piano

Mia Riker-Norrie, narrator

The exact location of the prestigious Montclair home will be revealed upon ticket purchase.

This event will serve as a fundraiser for Opera Theatre of Montclair's 2017 season which will include several outreach performances of its popular abridged version of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, a revival of its production of Handel's ACIS AND GALATEA, which will be presented outdoors at the famous Van Vleck House & Gardens and a full mainstage production of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella) in September 2017.  OTM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization of the State of New Jersey.  All donations are tax-deductible.


On Saturday, January 14, 2017, beginning at 2 PM, internationally-renowned countertenor, Baroque expert and stage director Nicholas Tamagna will give an open master class sponsored by Opera Theatre of Montclair.  Singers will have a chance to be evaluated by Nicholas and try out an aria in public. A pianist will be provided. The fee to participate is $50.  Auditors will be charged $10. While Nicholas is happy to hear any repertoire you choose, his main areas of expertise are Baroque, bel canto and contemporary opera.  The class will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Assembly Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.  Very EASY public transportation from NY Port Authority is available via Decamp Bus #33 or #66 ( .

SINGER REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - Payment may be made via PayPal below or by mailing check to 32 Cloverhill Place, Montclair, NJ 07042. Please send email to with the subject line MASTER CLASS.  Include in the text your name, voice type and 3 choices of arias. Also include cell phone please.  Auditors may pay at the door.