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About Us

Without Puccini, there is no opera; without opera, the world is an even drearier place than the evening news would have us think.” 

~ William Berger, Puccini Without Excuses

Opera on the Vine was founded in 2017 by music educator, singer and author Cynthia Vaughn. Realizing the number of local professional caliber singers, Cynthia networked with business associates and local venues to create a variety of performance opportunities.  In the years that followed Opera on the Vine performed pop-up concerts in unexpected venues, including wineries, breweries, corporate events, house concerts and more.   

During the pandemic, Opera on the Vine was dark from December 2019 through mid-July 2021.  We performed at two events in 2021 and are excited to perform live again beginning in July 2022.

In June 2022, Opera on the Vine welcomed Mitzi Holmes as the new Artistic Director. Mitzi has been on the artist roster since 2017 and served the last year as Program Coordinator.

Where will Opera on the Vine pop up next? The possibilities are endless! We'll post a calendar on this website and updates on our Facebook and Instagram so that you can keep up with us. This is opera for everyone! Nothing fancy or snobby, just beautiful singing, fun people, and engaging story-telling. Honest!

Photo Credit: Casey Davidson, Hightower Cellars, Benton City WA

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