Diamond Opera Theater

Diamond Opera Theater
(formerly Hudson Chamber Opera)

Co-founded in 2004 by Gwen Gould and committee members Mary Gail Biebel, Mary Hack, Charles Kondek and Alaina Warren Zachary, is a dedicated ensemble of gifted artists – singers, musicians, actors, composers, writers, directors, designers, choreographers, stage technicians, artisans – whose sole purpose is the production of exciting and entertaining works for the lyric stage.

Performances under the founding artistic leadership (2004-2007) took place in various venues including The Hudson Opera House, Basilica Industria, and Christ Church Episcopal, all in the heart of the bustling, newly revitalized city of Hudson, NY, the first chartered city in the United States (1785).  For reviews Click Here.

Founding Artistic leadership (2004-2007):

Artistic Director
Dean Anthony
Music Director
Gwen Gould
Artistic Administrator

Mary Hack

Participating Artists (2004-2007):
Dean Anthony, director/tenor
Robert Anton, set/costume design
Amanda Boyd, soprano
John Cheek, bass-baritone
Michael Clement, piano
Denise Coffey Stuart, soprano
Michael Cohen, composer
John Davey, tenor
J. Patrick Doyle, technical director
Michael Fennelly, piano
Nina Fine, mezzo-soprano
Enid Futterman, librettist
Gwen Gould, conductor
Mark Gargiulo, baritone
Mary Hack, mezzo-soprano
Lisa Hansen, flute
Susan Jolles, harp
Charles Kondek, director
Nancy Allen Lundy, soprano
Steven Marking, baritone
Lincoln Mayorga, piano
Matt Milstein, set design/building
Maxine Neuman, cello
Jan Opalach, bass-baritone
Glenn Paulsen, puppetmaker
Deena Pewtherer, stage manager/lighting
Elissa Premerlani, soprano
Keith Spencer, baritone
Uel Wade, piano
Alaina Warren Zachary, soprano
Megan Weston, soprano

Christine Wopat, lighting design

Performances (2004-2007):

July, 2007
A Bernstein Celebration. Concert with the Columbia Festival Orchestra. Two performances at PS/21, Chatham

June, 2007
Mainly Mozart. Art song benefit concert at a private house in Claverack.

April, 2007
Messiah, Part II by G.F. Handel. Community Sing at Christ Church Episcopal, Hudson.

January, 2007
Requiem by W.A. Mozart. Community sing at Hudson Opera House.

December, 2006
Messiah, by G.F. Handel. Community Sing at Christ Church Episcopal, Hudson.

November, 2006
Remembering Leonard Bernstein. Concert at First Presbyterian Church, Hudson.

September, 2006
The Vagabond Queen. Children’s opera at Hudson Opera House.
I Remember. Song cycle by Enid Futterman and Michael Cohen. Two performances at Hudson Opera House.

May, 2006
The Face on the Barroom Floor. Opera by H. Mollicone, three performances at Basilica Industria.

March, 2006
The Vagabond Queen
. Children’s opera at Chatham schools.

February, 2006
The Vagabond Queen. Children’s opera at Taconic Hills.

January, 2006
Requiem by W.A. Mozart. Community sing at Hudson Opera House.

December, 2005
Messiah, by G.F. Handel. Community Sing at Christ Church Episcopal, Hudson.

October, 2005
The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti. Two performances at Basilica Industria.