Within the Hudson Valley region of New York State, the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice has thrived for 13 years.
"This production of Don Giovanni is an interdisciplinary dialog between arts and artworks."
Is art still the way?
As James Joyce famously stated, “history is a nightmare from which I’m trying to awake,” Is art still the way?
What does an Opera Stage Director do
My job as an Opera Stage Director allows me to exercise empathy everyday.. I enjoy the "travel into the mind" of a character and explore the “why” behind the character’s motivations, their struggles
Opera In Upstate New York
The richness of our Opera and Music Festival resonate from our community, the talent of our world renowned artist, the enthusiasm of the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice team, hundreds of volunteers and the never ending passion of General Director Maria Todaro. Our artists, though well paid in companies where they regularly sing including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden and Paris Opera, love to come to Phoenicia because of incredible hospitality and care given by our community. We are so grateful to our volunteers and supporters for providing their homes, meals, transportation, and TLC of all kinds- YOU are our main currency! Thank you. It keeps us going and these incredible artists coming to the festival year after year!