Opera Club of The Villages

Opera Club of The Villages is the proud sponsor of the

Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship Program.

Since its beginning, the Opera Club of The Villages has awarded more than $590,000 in scholarships to high school students in Lake, Marion & Sumter Counties Florida.

Thursday,- May 27, 2021- That’s when we’re planning to meet again at Laurel Manor.

Meet The Opera Club (Learn more)

The Opera Club of The Villages encourages all lovers of quality music who are residents of The Villages, Florida to attend our regular monthly meetings and the special performances scheduled. You do not have to sing or know anything about opera. Although "Opera" is in our name, we embrace a variety of good music including Broadway, Classical, Theater and yes, Opera. Members as well as visitors are welcome.

The mission of the Opera Club is to raise donations from members, friends, and organizations. We also sponsor special fund raising events, all in an effort to fund the Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarships. Each year, scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors from Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties, who are planning to pursue music education in college. We also fund a Music Appreciation Program (MAP) to help defray the cost of private music lessons for talented vocalists and musicians attending The Villages Charter Schools.

Learn more about making a donation to support our Scholarship Fund.

In addition to checking the calendar on this website and the Recreation News of The Villages "Daily Sun," you may also receive advance notice of upcoming events, as well as news about the club by joining our email notification list.

To join our mailing list, become a member, or change your contact information - click on the "Get Printable Membership/Donation Form" button available at the bottom of every page.

Greetings From Our President (Learn more)

Thursday,- May 27, 2021- That’s when we’re planning to meet again at Laurel Manor.

No doubt you’ve all been fortified with the second vaccine, and are ready to venture out.

We have certainly missed you.

Few Rules to Keep in Mind

Due to COVID restrictions, the recreation Department will not provide water, ice or coffee. You are free to bring your own beverage and snacks. You are required to wear masks, and seating is safely distanced. Your Village ID’s will be checked at the front entrance.

The Lincoln Room will be available from 6:30PM - 8:50PM.

May 27th Meeting

Marty Taylor, Scholarship Chairperson will announce the winners of the Harold Schwartz Music Scholarships, in addition to the winners of the Encouragement awards. We received 13 excellent applications, unfortunately we will not be able to have a live Awards presentation at this time.

After the business meeting, Maestro Bill Doherty will present a program featuring MariAngel Cestari, Miguel ,Salas, Victoria Sexton and Scottie Thomas.

For those members who were not able to attend the sold out “Three Tenors Plus One” fundraiser on February 13th, at the Sharon , we will have fabulous DVD’s and CD’s available for $20.00 each.

Fermamdo Varela, Edward Washington, Miguel Salas and “Plus One” artist Heather Ard sang their hearts out with love songs made famous by Mario Lanza and Enrico Caruso. It was a Valentine gift for all. Maestro Bill Doherty coordinated the fabulous program and Kathleen Kane served as MC. You will love it!

Stay safe. Take care, till we meet again.

Warm regards,

Gerri Piscitelli, President