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Timeless Stories Come to Life...


Timeless Stories Come to Life...

Your breath catches as a voice joins instruments, low at first, then building as
stage lights illuminate the scene before you.

The curtain rises and reveals a world unlike anything you’ve seen before. No longer in a theater, you’re in a place and time you’ve only seen in movies or read about in books. You’ve gone to a place of imagination and wonder. You’re at the Opera.

2018 performanceS & Events


6:00 pm  |  The Old Lighthouse Museum, Stonington, CT

Join us at the Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington, Connecticut, for an event as beautiful as its backdrop. Located on the edge of Little Narragansett Bay, the gorgeous water views make this one of the premier venues in Southern New England for an outdoor musical performance. Call (860) 535-0753 today for tickets, and reserve an evening of music featuring timeless Opera classics and hits from Broadway musical favorites!


6:00 pm  |  Old Saybrook Town Green, Old Saybrook, CT

Continuing the trend of Open-air Opera, our Opera in the Park takes place on the Old Saybrook Town Green, adjacent to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Join our amazing singers for an evening featuring songs from some of the greatest musical writers of all time. Perfect for a picnic with family and friends or a relaxing evening all to yourself, we recommend a ten dollar donation (no donation for children 14 and under) to benefit Salt Marsh Opera at the gate.


Showtimes and locations vary

Our Fall production is always the most spectacular and ambitious of the season, and this year will be no exception. We are excited to present Giacomo Puccini’s classic La bohème, one of the world’s most popular Operas and the inspiration for the Broadway hit musical Rent. For more showtime information and to get your tickets before they sell out, call (860) 535-0753.



Welcome to the first in a series of short videos, each taking you behind the scenes for
a special look at how Salt Marsh Opera is bringing stories to life.

Every year, Salt Marsh Opera brings the beauty and charm of Opera into local schools. The Kids Love Opera! program does more than provide young minds with a day of theater, it immerses them in the Opera experience. During a 45-minute classroom session with a singer and accompanist, students learn about the history, plot and composition of an opera, then explore songs in a shared learning experience. Shortly thereafter we present a full production, where the students are able to use and appreciate everything they’ve learned.

Not only does Kids Love Opera! nurture the children’s creative appreciation, it teaches valuable lessons in teamwork and exposes them to the multifaceted world of performing arts.  The program is customizable to meet any school’s enrichment goals and enhance cross-curriculum lesson plans.

Salt Marsh Opera has been providing Southeastern CT and Southern RI with well-received Opera since 2001. Our efforts to grow Opera are made possible through the generosity of our community foundations, corporate sponsors and individual donors. Your generous support helps us expand and enrich our Kids Love Opera! program in a number of ways. It helps create dynamic, multi-media guides to accompany classroom instruction. Support also enables us to deliver complete productions to multiple schools in varying regions, such as this year’s original opera Jack and Jill and the Happening Hill!

With different levels of corporate and individual sponsorship, there’s always a way to help reach and inspire local communities. To see how you can become a sustainer and help bring music to life for children throughout Southeastern Connecticut and Southern Rhode Island click here.

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Stirring Plots...

Stirring Plots...

One of the most popular arias in opera history, from our production of Puccini's comedy "Gianni Schicchi."


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Compelling Performances...

Compelling Performances...

In Jack and Jill and the Happening Hill…13 performers recreate the story behind the classic childhood rhyme. They do it with such finesse and exuberance and joy that the simple story turns into an adventurous quest for both Jack and Jill.
— Denise Coffey, Hartford Courant
Salt Marsh Opera’s... ‘La Cenerentola’ (‘Cinderella’)... was far more than an exquisite evening of beautiful music from a top-notch cast. For twin sisters Gabrielle and Isabella Macaruso of Hopkinton, and their pal Lily Algieri, it was a life-changing event.
— Nancy Burns-Fusaro, The Westerly Sun
The vivid stage presences and vocal aplomb of Loyd and Cheney, the darkly ominous production and well-paced, mounting horror, and the musical thrills of the final act...conveyed the full weight of this most dramatic of operas.
— Milton Moore,
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Jack & Jill and the Happening Hill

April 2018
We hope
you enjoyed
the journey! 

Moonlight Serenade Gala

July 2017
Thank you for joining us!


May 2017
Thanks for coming!

Music at
The Lighthouse

July 2017
So glad you came.
See you next year!


Don Giovanni

October 2017
Thank you for joining us!