The Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation (CSOF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization whose mission is two-fold: to advance the careers of conservatory-trained operatic vocalists by offering a summer residency in vocal performance in the beautiful Litchfield Hills, and to bring opera to young adults, exposing the next generation of concert-goers to the art form. Founded in 2012, CSOF provides valuable performance experience to up-and-coming conservatory-trained singers.
Our inaugural CSOF event was a Farm-to-Table dinner and recital in September 2012 on the lovely grounds of Country Loft in Woodbury, CT. In August, 2013, CSOF collaborated with Connecticut Lyric Opera in bringing Metropolitan opera Tenor Carl Tanner and full orchestra to the Westover School in Middlebury, CT, for an evening of operatic favorites.
In December 2013, we were serenaded by a talented group of young vocalists and dancers at a Holiday show performed by the girls chorus, Sing-Out-CT!, and a local trio of angelic voices.
Last summer, we collaborated with Connecticut Lyric Opera in their performance of Mozart's sublime The Magic Flute, again at Westover.
Our next event is:
A GIFT OF MUSIC !
ROZA BULAT, SOPRANO
MARIA YEFIMOVA, PIANO
SUNDAY DECEMBER 6TH 3 PM
NORTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
(Main Street North and Rte 47 in Woodbury. Ample parking !)
Vincent P. de Luise, M.D. President
Maria Jablon Vice-President
Karen Reddington-Hughes Secretary
Ray Rossi, C.P.A. Treasurer
Stephen Griffin, Esq . Counsel
Carole Sorenson Development
Jane Sendzimir (Honorary Chair), Sharon Botelle-Sherman, Becky Butler, Francis Donnarumma Esq, Will Duchon, Bill Geddes, Robert McWilliam MD, Chris Pearce, Rebecca Nesmith, Bonnie Stephens, Lynn Tranguch, Steve Tranguch, Marianna Vagnini-Dadamo