Founded in 1952 as Lancaster Opera Workshop, OperaLancaster has produced over
100 opera productions in the Lancaster community. It is one of the only companies in the state – outside of Philadelphia – to present fully staged productions of operas and musical dramas.
In this unique member-driven organization, most volunteers, members and performers come from the local educational, business, and arts communities.
Anyone who is interested in opera and supporting the company can become a member.
OperaLancaster provides development and career advancement opportunities for singers and musicians coming out of local schools and colleges, and local music professionals who want to maintain and hone their artistic skills. Two singers who had early opportunities with OperaLancaster, and went on to full-fledged international singing careers with the Metropolitan Opera and other companies are John Darrenkamp and Robert Brubaker.