Saratoga Springs, NY – In 2011, Opera Saratoga (Formerly Lake George Opera) will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Lake George Opera, while launching a new era, re-named as Opera Saratoga. The opera company, that once was a dream founded on the majestic shores of Lake George, is now a major performing arts organization serving over 40,000 individuals annually. For several years, the Company has considered a name change to reflect its permanent residency in Saratoga Springs. The Company has been producing opera at the Spa Little Theater for the past fourteen seasons and considers the lovely, intimate theater to be its home.
The time has come, as the Opera celebrates the accomplishments of its history, to fully embrace its home and increase the public commitment to its community and surroundings. The Opera serves a key role among the community’s rich professional artistic offerings and by operating under the name Opera Saratoga, the Company will further enhance this region’s standing as a home to nationally recognized cultural, artistic and educational interests. Even though the Company’s name is changing to Opera Saratoga, the tradition and commitment of producing opera of the highest quality and educating young people on the magic of the arts will remain intact.
50th Anniversary Season
To commemorate this milestone, the Opera has many wonderful performances and events planned to observe the Company’s 50th Anniversary, including a free concert in Congress Park on the 4th of July and mainstage performances of Die Fledermaus, Cosi Fan Tutte and a special 50th Anniversary Concert. Die Fledermaus and Cosi Fan Tutte, were produced in the Opera’s inaugural year, and new productions in 2011 will pay homage to the Company’s rich history. Join us in Celebrating our 50th Anniversary Season in 2011! For additional information on Opera Saratoga and the 50th Anniversary Season, visit the Opera’s website at www.operasaratoga.org