Welcome to Opera del West

Thank you for your support!

We had a wonderful turnout for La Divina, and we are busy planning for our next show. With the uncertainty surrounding our ability to stage in-person performances, please be patient as we start to emerge from a very difficult time.

From last fall:

Opening Night on Friday, November 13

Introduction at 7:00 pm EST,  Show at 7:30, and talkback with the cast at 8:00

Link to the Opera del West YouTube channel (links to the discussion and the premiere)

Directed by Pascale Florestal

Music Directed by Eve Budnick


Opera del West received such great acclaim for our last virtual opera, Zoompresario,  that we decided to offer you all another one!

Tickets are on eventbrite, please register and join us! Donations are appreciated, but not required.

 La Divina is a 30 minute comic one act opera by Thomas Pasatieri, one of our favorite living composers here at Opera del West.  He wrote 2 other operas that we produced, The Seagull and Signor Deluso, both of which he praised in emails to our company.

  La Divina tells the story of an aging diva who is planning a farewell performance with the help of her manager, personal assistant, and conductor.  Jennifer Jaroslavsky, who has played the title roles in our Alcina and Cenerentola, gives plenty of dramatic and hilarious moments as Madame Altina, with the support of OdW newcomer Ezra Joshua Smith at her calming manager.  Christine Field Sinacola, who has played many maids and mothers for us in shows like Little Women, Marriage of Figaro, and Cendrillon, brings a overwhelmed energy to Cecily and Fred VanNess rounds out the cast as the young conductor who is competing for the audiences attention.  Fred portrayed Pangloss in our Candide, and Tamino in The Magic Flute.


Pascale Florestal


We are lucky to have a new director join our roster for this production, Pascale Florestal, who has directed plays and musicals throughout the professional theater scene in Boston.

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