The Opera Club of The Villages encourages all lovers of good music who are residents of The Villages to attend our regular monthly meetings and the special performances scheduled.  You do not have to sing or know all about opera - a love of good music is our only requirement.  Members as well as visitors are welcome.

The main mission of the Opera Club is to collect donations from members and friends, or from special fund raising events, to fund the Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarships, which are awarded to graduating high school seniors from Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties, who are planning to pursue music education in college.
If you would like to make a contribution toward our Scholarship Fund, a remittance form is attached here.

In the past two years we have awarded $60,000 to deserving students.

In addition to checking the Recreation News of The Villages "Daily Sun," you may receive advance notice of upcoming events, as well as news about the club by signing up for email.  To get on our mailing list or to change an exisiting email address, please contact Roy Ullrich at prbyroy@earthlink.net.

Because we have outgrown the room in which our meetings have taken place for the past several years, we have switched to the Lincoln Theater of the Laurel Manor Recreation Center.  Beginning in February 2014, we have held out meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  The exception will be November and December 2014, when Thanksgiving and Christmas fall on the fourth Thursday and alternate arrangements will be made.


Friday, February 6, 2015  -  4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
St. Timothy's Catholic Church

Maestro Bill Doherty accompanies Tenors Oscar Feliu, Siyoung Chang, Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship winner Devin Eatmon, and mezzo-soprano Laurie Arnold in this tour-de-force presentation, featuring popular Broadway selections and beloved Opera arias.  This unforgettable concert will benefit the Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship Fund formed by The Villages Opera Club to assist graduating seniors from the Tri-County area who will study music at the college level.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
St. Timothy's Catholic Church

Accompanied by Maestro Bill Doherty, and sponsored by the Paul and Phyllis Chu Trust, the following artists will present an "Enchanted Evening" of music.

International Prize Winners pianist Ivana Ristova and instrumentalist Vasko Dukovski from The Juilliard School; Soprano Courtney Mills from the New York Metropolitan Opera; and Lyric Baritone Jamez McCorkle from the Curtis Institute of Music.