Opera North

Opera North is the Northeast’s premier summer opera festival, with a proud track record of presenting high-quality productions in the intimacy of the 710-seat Lebanon Opera House, and of serving as a career launching pad for Young Artists.

Over its long history, Opera North has presented a wide variety of repertoire, including Ariadne auf Naxos, Susannah, The Medium, The Tender Land, Albert Herring, A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Carmen, The Magic Flute, Tosca, La traviata, Madame Butterfly, The Barber of Seville, The Tales of Hoffmann, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, Falstaff, Turandot, The Marriage of Figaro and Romeo & Juliet.

Graduates from the Opera North Young Artists Program have gone on to perform at The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Lyric Opera, and throughout America. Each year, 20-25 singers and 5-10 coaches, conductors and assistant directors are selected from a highly competitive national application pool.

Opera North stays active during the off-season as well. The winter series, Always ON Sundays, presents informal talks on opera topics at private homes. Our Young Artists also perform at a myriad of venues throughout Vermont and New Hampshire introducing children, teens and adults to the wonders of opera.


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Russell Rybicki
Russell Rybicki