“It drives a point home that we are at the right place and time in bringing opera to the borough of Queens, and that there is a real thirst for opera in this community."

— Brian Gill, Executive director

 

Our Vision

To provide affordable, professional productions, making opera accessible to existing and potential opera lovers.

  • Provide entertainment through musical encounters

  • Cultivate audience through outreach

  • Advance opera knowledge and education through a broad spectrum of patron experiences


 

Our Founder

Brian Gill

executive director

He is a San Antonio native and life-long fan of music. He began his career as a musician for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines having the great fortune to travel to Italy, Spain, Portugal, Alaska, and the Caribbean.  Since moving to New York, Brian has worked for the administration of Carnegie Hall, managed concerts for Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, ushered for the Metropolitan Opera and the American Ballet Theatre, and served as House Manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Concerts and Lectures Series. Recently, Brian has gained extensive management experience, working at the Schimmel Center at Pace University, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Fantasticks on Broadway.  He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor.