About Opera On The James

Opera on the James, celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season, is an OPERA AMERICA Level Four Professional Company in Lynchburg, Virginia. The company was created by a group of city leaders and opera lovers to share the power and beauty of live opera with the power and beauty of live opera with diverse audiences in Central Virginia and beyond. The Board of Directors of Opera on the James and dedicated volunteers are very active in the work of the company.


The staff includes:

  • Cecelia Schieve, General Director
  • Douglas Kinney Frost, Music Director
  • Deirdra Flavin, Assistant General Director
  • tbc, Development Director

Opera on the James is a 501c3 public charity.

OUR VISION

Opera on the James will be the source for world-class opera experiences in Central Virginia.

OUR MISSION:

Opera on the James will attract and involve Central Virginians in the full range of operatic arts by providing diverse, accessible productions performed by nationally and regionally acclaimed artists that will educate, inspire and engage.

Flourishing arts make Central Virginia a better place for all of us to live and work.  Assure the growth of the arts in Central Virginia…experience Opera on the James.