Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! This message has 2 parts:

Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous and culturally enriched New Year,


New artistic direction for HcO
Gwen Gould and Mary Hack, founding co-artistic directors of Hudson Chamber Opera, are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dean Anthony as new Artistic Director. Dean brings a lifetime of experience as an opera singer (known as “the tumbling tenor”) to the job. He gave us a taste of his creativity as an emerging director when he directed our first production, “The Medium,” last fall to sold out houses and a rave review. Gwen will serve as Music Director and Mary will take on the job of Artistic Administrator. We are all very excited to work together in these capacities to develop this vibrant new company as a vital part of the cultural life of Columbia County and the city of Hudson.

Spring productions move to Memorial Day Weekend
HcO will present Henry Mollicone’s “The Face on the Barroom Floor” and Lucas Foss’ “The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” at Basilica Industria on May 26, 27, 28. Friday & Saturday at 8pm at Sunday at 2pm. Check out our upcoming events frequently for updates.

Announce newest board member
Judith Firth, proprietor of Space 360 in Hudson, has recently joined the board of Hudson Chamber Opera. She is planning to introduce the community to her new space with a fabulous open house there on Valentine’s Weekend with live jazz. More…


January is MOZART month:

  • Sunday, January 22nd at 3pm – Hudson Chamber Opera will have a Benefit Musicale: “Mainly Mozart” at the home of Ruth Moore and Mark Wilson in Kinderhook, NY, to benefit HcO’s spring productions. More…
  • Friday, January 27th at 7:30pm at the Hudson Opera House HcO will celebrate Mozart’s 250th Birthday with selected arias and a SING of the REQUIEM More…

“Heads up” for February:

  • Friday, February 3rd at 9:05am – Hudson Chamber Opera will present the children’s opera: “The Vagabond Queen” by Edward Barnes in the Chatham High School Auditorium. More…
  • Saturday & Sunday, February 11th & 12th – Jazz Open House at 360 Warren Street (Space 360). More…

Warmest regards,