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Located in the state capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Opera Association has mounted over 50 productions with seasoned veterans and emerging young performers from opera companies including The Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera and also Broadway.


8/27/2021 - The Direct Link to our 2021 virtual production, Opera in the Park - Birding for a Better World, premiering 8/28/2021 at 7:30 PM is here. Suggested donation is $10 per viewer. If you have a YouTube account you can log in and chat with the artists. Can't make the preview? It will be in permanent reruns.

8/17/2021 - The preview of Opera in the Park - Birding for a Better World is here!

8/8/2021 - HOA's 2021 Vrtual Season Announcement and Corresponding Fundraiser

Harrisburg Opera Association's video presentation Opera in the Park - Birding for a Better World premieres SATURDAY, AUGUST 28th, 2021 AT 7:30 PM on HOA's YouTube channel. This year's presentation tells an original story regarding an ornithologist who believes birding can save the world, his colleagues who organize his movement and one newcomer who is inspired to bring this message to young people. For more information check out our Season Page. See you there and please spread the word!(Common Yellowthroat Warbler field footage on promo by Adam C. J. Klein)

Corresponding Fundraiser: By donating to HOA you could own a framed original, piece of art. Valued at $1000 this masterpiece, Entitled Aria II, was created by Thom Glace and artfully framed by Debbie Smith of Smith Custom Framing and Fine Art Gallery. The highest donor receives the framed artwork and the runner up receives a high quality print. The campaign lasts through 9/12/2021 and we will announce the winners soon after. HOA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations are tax deductible. You can visit our Donate page for ways to give.

For those artists who have been inquiring, thank you for contacting us. We are not currently holding auditions, but hope to do so in the future. We will post notices when we do!

  • -Good Day PA!'s Amanda Peterson interviews our Executive & Artistic Director regarding our 2021 virtual production and how birding can save the world!
  • -An interview with our Executive Director and Artistic Director on WHTM ABC27th Good Day PA! Promoting HOA's 2020 Season
  • -The Patriot News / Penn Live's preview article by Sean Adams for HOA's 2020 Virtual Video Opera in the Park - Outside While Inside
  • -WHTM ABC 27's Good Day PA! Appearance Promoting HOA's 2020 Virtual Video Opera in the Park - Outside While Inside
  • -Gina Napoli's fantastic article for The Burg promoting HOA's 2020 Vitual Season
  • - Penn Live's generous preview article from 8/11/2020 promoting our 2020 virtual season can be found here.
  • - We had a fantastic time visiting with everyone at WHTM ABC27's Good Day PA! talk show on 8/8/2019. Executive Director/Artistic Director Tami Swartz and Adam Klein talk about HOA's first season in ten years and perform one of the pieces that was featured in our mainstage production, An Artists' Journey. If you missed it the link is here.
  • - Penn Live's generous article from 8/7/2019 promoting our 2019 season can be found here.
  • - Executive Director and Artistic Director Tami Swartz returns along with Adam Klein for an informative and fun interview on Tom Richards "By the Way" radio talk show promoting our 2019 season which aired on 8/4/2019. You can catch the interview here.
  • -Hanna Martin's lovely article in The Burg Magazine announcing our 2019 Season.
  • - Here's our entertaining and informative INTERVIEW featuring Executive/Artistic Director, Tami Swartz and Michael Gamon on Tom Richards "By the Way" radio talk show which aired on Sunday 8/12/2018 on Fun 101.3 FM.
  • - Tami Swartz's 8/11/2018 live interview with Logan Wilson on ABC 27 regarding HOA's comeback!
  • - Check out our promo article in Pennlive!
  • - Check out our feature article heralding our comeback in The Burg Magazine here!
  • - Opera in the Park 2018 Press Release
  • - Our write up in December 2016 by The Burg Magazine on the state of opera in Harrisburg, PA is here.

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