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The Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation (CSOF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization whose mission is to offer the world's most beautiful music to our communities, to advance the careers of conservatory-trained operatic vocalists, and to bring opera to young adults, exposing the next generation of concert-goers to the glorious operatic 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.
In 2014, we collaborated with Connecticut Lyric Opera (CLO) in their performance of Mozart's engaging The Magic Flute, again at the Westover School in Middlebury. Last summer, CLO captivated us again, this time with Mozart's sublime Cosi fan tutte at Town Hall in Woodbury.
Our 2016 opera production, Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, with the Connecticut Virtuosi Institute and Festival Orchestra was spectacular !
Join us as we support the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday December 1st at 7:30 PM at St Anthony of Padua in Litchfield, or Sunday December 2nd at 3 PM at NVCC in Waterbury, for Handel's magnificent Oratorio, Messiah.
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, Rebecca Nesmith, Chris Pearce, Bonnie Stephens, Lynn Tranguch, Steve Tranguch, Marianna Vagnini-Dadamo