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Founded in 1998 by opera singer and voice teacher Judith Townsend, The Celestial Opera Company provides internships for student singers, a venue for professional singers, and beautiful music for the community, rendered with excellence by its own residents. Our Articles of Incorporation list the following purposes:


  • To produce opera for performance.

  • To educate in all the art forms that comprise opera (including but not limited to: singing, acting, music, dance, stage direction, costumes, sets, makeup, props, lights, curtains).

  • To unite students of the arts, professionals in the arts and members of the community in the worthwhile goal of opera production and performance.

  • To directly engage in, and to provide facilities for others to engage in the promotion of the arts generally.

Now in its 18th season, The Celestial Opera Company is a unique community opera experience that showcases both emerging professional singers and talented students. The Celestial Opera Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, height, weight or disability.


Doraine Meyer - President

Kimberly Miller - Secretary

Judith Townsend - Treasurer

Ariana Barrett - Director

Catherine Carl - President Emerita

Dayla McDonald - Director Emerita

Our Code of Ethics and Organizational Chart

About Us

Angel and Saint Cecilia by Carlo Saraceni

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