Our mission is to inspire lifelong interest and encouragement in opera and classical music, and to promote music education for students, including financial support.

Proud sponsor of the Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship Program

Monthly Meetings of THE OPERA CLUB OF THE VILLAGES are held on the fourth Thursday of every month from September through May, although there are exceptions due to special circumstances such as holidays etc which are announced way in advance.

Our regular meeting place is in the Lincoln Theater at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center located at Buena Vista Boulevard and County Road 466.  Doors open at 6:30PM during which prospective members can purchase an annual membership for only $25 per person. Membership is open to all residents of The Villages. 

The meeting begins promptly at 7PM starting with a brief business meeting conducted by the President and various board members, followed by live music/operatic entertainment. Maestro Bill Doherty brings together either scholarship graduates of our program and/or professional opera singers to perform a variety of arias from famous operas and/or popular melodies conducive to the opera environment.

We get together because we like the camaraderie of being with others who all share the value of good music including opera. At the end of the meeting, everyone is invited to taste the great deserts provided by our entertainment staff who also provide cold drinks and coffee. It's a great time to intermingle with other members!

It's important to note that your membership also provides you access to a variety of events - for example, traveling together via a private van from The Villages to see an excellent performance of Tosca at the famous Steinmetz Hall in Orlando. This is only one example of many that members enjoy being exposed to!

Also, let us not forget the annual concert we sponsor at the Sharon Performance Center in The Villages every February titled the Three Tenors plus One. It is a fun filled presentation of three male  opera singers and one female aficionado opera singer who is oftentimes selected from the New York Metropolitan Opera to perform in this event.

For the record, the annual dues of $25.00 go toward the monthly entertainment at our meetings and the related operating expenses incurred

You won't regret being a member of this lively membership with all that it has to offer!