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.