Honoring the company’s commitment to the artists and artisans who were to make up the physical 2020 company, Chautauqua Opera engaged more than 50 company members who came together virtually this summer to create nine weeks of digital operatic content. In addition to creating digital content, Chautauqua Opera supported and fostered the growth of the 20 Young Artists who were engaged for the 2020 season by creating a Virtual Young Artist Program, to provide these artists with opportunities for connection, coaching, and mentorship with professionals in the field and Chautauqua Opera staff.

More than 30 free public digital events, live and pre-recorded, filled the nine weeks of the season, culminating on Wednesday, August 26.

All of these events are now available to watch on-demand. Click here to see the list of available videos.

Featured Artists

Featured Young Artists of the Week:
Each week of the nine-week season, the company shone the spotlight on two or three Young Artists. In addition to being featured in the company’s digital content that week, each Young Artist has a dedicated Artist Spotlight page where the community is able to get to know them more deeply.

Get to know all of our 2020 Young Artists Here.


Weekly Guest Artists
Chautauqua Opera engaged nine Guest Artists to join the company over the course of the season. Each Guest Artist was in virtual residence with the company for one week of the season and engaged with the Young Artists in conversation, a master class, and mentoring sessions.

Get to know all of our 2020 Guest Artists Here.


Backstage Artists and Artisans
It truly takes a village to put on an opera, and there are many members of any opera team whose work happens out of the audience’s sight. This summer, the company shared some of the magic that goes into making live performances happen, as we highlighted a new production department each week in our Behind-the-Scenes series. 

View the video series here.