HONORARY BUSINESS COMMITTEE
Arlington County is perhaps the smallest political entity in the United States that has its own opera company. For 56 years, Opera NOVA has remained a steady local cultural treasure.
The best way to describe the Opera NOVA of today is to tell you that it is a service organization that through the arts serves the entire community. We are today the stewards who sustain what volunteer-civic activists started back in the 1960s when they believed there to be a cultural vacuum in Arlington and filled it by establishing the Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia. Without a doubt, their action was intended to influence the culture for good by elevating the presence of the arts as well as the level of social grace and worldliness of Arlington, which was just beginning to become a sophisticated urban-like community. This cultural civic gem, unfortunately, has become the “best-kept secret in Arlington.”
We believe that with participation of the local business community we have a viable chance to impact the basic civic cultural and social climate. With business allies we have a chance to have a healthy arts and culture ecology. Please give us that chance.
Opera NOVA, established as the Opera Guild of Northern Virginia (OTNV) by its incorporation in 1991 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a volunteer-based non- profit organization with current IRS 501© (3) status. EIN 54-1618192. It was formed as an independent charitable organization and worked if close partnership with) OTNV, which closed July 1,2011 and was immediately replaced by the Opera Guild. In 2012, both names OTNV and OGNV were merged into the snappy new name of Opera NOVA.
If you are a business and want to join, membership is $300.00 please fill out the form.