Founded in 1995, Raylynmor Opera is the Monadnock Region’s only performing arts company devoted to producing live opera, year-round. Since the company’s founding, nearly 35,000 people have attended our performances and 3,000 children have benefitted from our educational outreach.
Raylynmor is recognized as a center of artistic excellence in the region. We provide opportunities for local singers, instrumentalists, and production personnel to refine their craft and develop their professional credentials while working with other local creative talent. Many local artists have had their critical first performance experiences with Raylynmor.
Raylynmor provides intimate, innovative and theatre-forward programming to our audience, fostering a passion for opera for the people of New Hampshire. We want to re-think what opera is and what it can be. In recent seasons, Raylynmor has presented repertory standards in a contemporary context that makes opera more relevant and accessible to modern audiences. Last season, Raylynmor transported Rossini’s The Barber of Seville from 18th Century Spain to a 1990’s health spa in Miami. Previously, we presented Verdi’s Macbeth in the context of the 2016 Presidential election, while retaining the timeless central themes about power and corruption.