Opera is a complete art form which marries music, singing, drama, poetry and dance...a story told through the expressive beauty of words and music.
Opera NOVA's mission is to promote, foster, sponsor, educate and develop the understanding, taste, and love of opera and its constituent arts throughout our diverse community. Opera NOVA uses the arts to build a bridge linking people of all socioeconomic levels, ethnicities , ages, races, and disabilities. Opera Nova believes in building universal appreciation for the arts, not only across, but, inclusive of ALL generations and ethnicities.
"Opera Nova gives real opportunities to local singers regardless of race or background. Opera has often been called an elitist art form and it is in this way - that those of all races bring their best and most disciplined gifts and talents to it. Opera is one of the culminations of Western artistic endeavor and it must be open to all. Opera Nova embodies that root and branch."
Michael Parker, Piano Accompianist, Washington Ballet
Opera NOVA believes in building universal appreciation for the arts, not only across, but, inclusive of ALL generations and ethnicities. Opera NOVA reaches the youngest generation by introducing every student in every home to opera, and provides accessible lecture series and musical programs for senior citizens. A major part of Opera NOVA's mission is to garner an understanding of all cultures through the arts, and itself has become a venue to celebrate the different ethnicities and races in the D.C. area.