Save the Date: P’Opera to perform at the National Auto Museum

Nevada Opera will be hosting a 1920′s themed cocktail party at the National Automobile Museum featuring our extremely talented and fun chorus, “P’opera”, singing many memorable and fantastic tunes from the 20′s and 30′s era.  Attending in period attire is highly encouraged and would surely add to the atmosphere and experience!

So please mark your calendars for May 31st, 5:30 – 8:30 pm to have an entertaining evening of great music, delicious appetizers and drink surrounded by amazing automotive treasures of our past in support of the Nevada Opera!

Purchase tickets on-line at

For questions please call the Nevada Opera office at 775-525-4654.

Cavalleria Rusticana / I Pagliacci Postponed

Cavalleria  Rusticana /  I Pagliacci

Nevada Opera Association regrets to announce the postponement of the Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci production that was to be presented in March 2014.  Due to unforeseen  scheduling issues, we have no choice but to postpone the production.  Once we confirm the new dates, we will notify you. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.  Your understanding is appreciated.

NVO Fundraiser at Macaroni Grill

In addition to all of the delicious food we already have (pastas, braisers, flatbread, etc.), Macaroni Grill has introduced a brand-new Tasting Menu, which allows you to enjoy a full four course meal starting at only $15. Thursdays are known as “Mezzo Prezzo,” and on that day, all bottles of wine are half price (excluding those paired with the tasting menu, but we have dozens of others to choose from)! And, of course, we’re still featuring our 2 for $9 appetizers, hand-crafted cocktails and non-alcoholic sodas, Illy coffee drinks that beat the pants off of any coffee shop, and our dessert menu that includes our famous homemade chocolate cake! Remember, the more everyone eats, the more money that goes to NVO!

PDF: March 16 Fundraiser Flier

PDF: March 20 Fundraiser Flier


 N E V A D A   O P E R A

Club 176

PO Box 3256, Reno, Nevada 89505

(775) 525-4654



Shelley Fisher
Operations Manager







February 12, 2014

NEvada opera association announces advisory board

2014 Advisory Board Members

Reno, NV, February 12, 2014– Nevada Opera Association is announcing its 2014 Advisory Board

“We at the Nevada Opera Association are very happy to announce our 2014 Advisory Board members and look forward to their contributions in this exciting year of change” stated Patti Mudd, the President of Nevada Opera Association.

Advisory Council


Past President : Randi Thompson

Robert Angres

Edna Benna

Randy Burke

Bob Cashell

Oscar Delgado   

Maxine Harmatta         

Gino Martini            

Lloyd Rogers            

Cathleen Benna Trachok         

Rick Trachok

Hilda Wunner

Sharon Zadra

Dolora Zajick

About Nevada Opera

Founded in 1967 by Ted and Deena Puffer, Nevada Opera is Reno’s oldest performing arts organization and Nevada’s only professional opera company. Additionally, we provide a training ground for young artists at the local, national, and international levels. Nevada Opera contributes to the growing national perception of Reno as an arts and culture destination.  We are striving to keep opera current in our growing community by involving our youth in local productions through Rockin’ Opera, going into the schools with performances, and expanding community awareness of opera with the introduction of “Opera Shorts” (10 minute operas) at our Artown Renaissance Faire and Street Vibrations shows.









Mozart’s Giovanni – A Vampire Tale

Reno Tahoe Comedy presents the Nevada Opera’s Giovanni, A Vampire Tale! Join us on January 11th 2014 at the Pioneer Underground located at 100 South Virginia, St. in Reno, NV. Enjoy a great date night with full bar, no drink minimum, and nightly drink specials in a beautiful, smoke-free theater setting! The shows start at 12-noon and 3:00pm.vampire-poster-final

This abridged version, a vampire twist on Mozart’s comic melodrama Don Giovanni, stars local and locally grown talent from NVO’s Chorus and Young Artists Program.  This version is perfect for all vampire fans and will have new narration and dialogue.

Appealing to those with a passion for the current vampire vogue, this version is also more appropriate for a younger audience as it will explore Don Giovanni’s character and actions as a vampire instead of a seducer.  The smaller, more intimate location is perfect for the Vampire Tale.

Giovanni, A Vampire Tale is a concept developed by Monica Harte, Nevada Opera’s General and Artistic Director, and plays off the supernatural aspect of Mozart’s original Don Giovanni, in which the undead return. This production was postponed in April 2013 due a devastating and fatal drunk driving accident.  NVO is working with MADD and the Washoe County School District to spread the word to our community’s youngest drivers to refrain from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and to join Nevada Opera’s “Have Fun Safely!” campaign.  Please visit NVO at

Tickets for this event are $15 for ages 19 and younger. $25 for those older than 19. Get more information and buy tickets at Tickets are also available at / 866-533-6605 and at the Pioneer Center Box Office from 11am – 6pm Monday through Friday and at the Pioneer Underground on show nights between 7pm and 11pm. Service charges may apply. No refunds. For a complete Reno Tahoe Comedy schedule, go to

Jukebox Unhinged!

Nevada Opera Presents

Jukebox Unhinged!

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Grove at SouthCreek

95 Foothill Road

Reno, NV 89511

Nevada Opera is proud to present “Jukebox Unhinged!” November 1st 6:00 p.m. at The Grove at South Creek.

Join us for a memorable and interactive musical evening.  A dinner selection of Smoked Sea Salt Crusted N.Y. Steak or Pan Roasted Duck Breast will be served as you listen to the popular P’Opera, which is comprised of Nevada Opera Chorus members.  Wine will be included with dinner.  Audience members will have the opportunity to bid on song selections.  NVO chorus members will be available to discuss the song selections prior to bidding.

Entertainment will begin during the no-host cocktail hour with selected jazz numbers and move into operatic and Broadway selections during dinner and dessert.  Guest performances by Cami Thompson, Monica Harte  and Julie Lenz will delight all!  With a table purchase, an NVO Chorus member may be seated at your table per your request.

Exciting raffle items will be displayed.  Raffle tickets are $20.00 per ticket or 3 for $50.00

Tickets for this exciting event are $75.00 each or table purchase for 8 guests is $600.00.  A portion of each ticket is tax deductible.  “Jukebox Unhinged!” is a Nevada Opera fundraiser.

For tickets, purchase online:

or call (775) 786-4046, M-F, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Please join us November 1st for one of NVO’s most talked about events!