Operation Opera

Dr. Glenn Winters, Community Outreach and Musical Director

Operation Opera is a customized outreach program that delivers a variety of dynamic, in-depth, and entertaining lectures to diverse groups across the Commonwealth.

“We just want you to know that we heard Dr. Glenn Winters lecture on this opera at ESCC last Friday and were inspired to purchase tickets and bring along friends. He is wonderful at what he does.”
Duke and Joyce Shannahan

“Opera, just like great films, drama, literature, fine arts and even sports, makes us feel truly alive by allowing us to experience larger-than-life events,” says Glenn Winters, Virginia Opera’s Community Outreach Musical Director. “My aim is that Operation Opera will allow adults of all backgrounds and interests to connect with this life-affirming effect.”

Operation Opera presented over 180 programs last season, reaching more than 80,000 (including radio and television appearances) audience members. Topics of the high-energy presentations, which are geared toward college students to senior citizens, include explorations into Virginia Opera’s season productions, basic opera primers and topics tailored to specialized interests of particular groups and clubs.

Operation Opera continues to take to the airwaves via partnerships with public radio stations throughout the regions served by Virginia Opera. Glenn’s insights on each mainstage production are aired as one-hour broadcasts on WHRO-FM in Norfolk and WCVE-FM in Richmond. Glenn Winters presents in Northern Virginia as well as Hampton Roads and Central Virginia.

“Like the old adage – You don’t have to be an opera buff to love Glenn Winters, but you may turn into one!”
-Univ. of Richmond Life Long Living Institute

Call 757-627-9545 ext. 3304 to schedule or learn more. Please visit Dr. Opera’s Blog at :    dropera.blogspot.com