Engel and Volkers is a happy community partner with Center Stage Opera. In an effort to be more involved in our surrounding community, we would love to introduce to you, Center Stage Opera!
Center Stage Opera was founded by Shira Renee Thomas and Dylan F. Thomas on a very clear set of principles. First, of course, the company would bring to The Valley (and beyond) first rate-operatic and broadway productions and concerts. In this, the company has succeeded most admirably. Reviewer, Jonathon Weichsel, summed up the critical and audience response we have consistently received: "Center Stage Opera is truly one of the gems of the Valley"
With focus on community service and education "The Opera Tree" was established. This name is a play on Shel Silversteins book, "The GIving Tree" this is a community support arm of Center Stage Opera. In an effort to help the community CSO provides tickets to productions at little or no cost to those who might otherwise never be able to attend an opera or concert, partnering with community service organizations that serve the economically disadvantaged.
Reseda High School represents the full flowering of The Opera Tree and its core values. Not only are we bringing our main stage productions to Reseda High's splendid Performing Arts Center, we are making tickets to those performances available to Reseda students at no charge. In addition, we will be supporting their teachers in their work with students through in class and after school workshops and other supplemental activities and assembly programs.
Don't forget about the annual Center Stage Opera Vocal Competition. Here CSO strives to encourage and support both aspiring and established vocal artists and further promote interest in classical singing. But, that isn't all that there is to offer! CSO presents dozens of smaller programs each year, from public recitals to private parties to programs for service organizations and senior residence. We even have our own rock band, and have provided classic rock dance music for other non profits' benefit events. This along with our Amici Della Musica Dinner-and-song series, done in one of the Valley's premier restaurants, is what sets CSO apart from the rest!