Opera By Request

Opera By Request is an opera company where singers perform all manner of operatic repertoire in concert format, not such an unusual concept. The twist is that the repertoire is decided by the participants, not the company directorate. In other words, if two or more performers contact Opera by Request regarding a specific opera, Opera by Request will fill out the remaining cast and arrange the performance details. Specifics of performance will be worked out in advance between the organization and the interested performers. The operas will generally be performed without chorus, and some supporting roles may be omitted. However, all the major scenes involving principals will be performed in their entirety. Since 2007, Opera by Request has performed dozens of operas.

Singers appreciate the chance to learn the roles they love, many performing a role for the first time! Audiences enjoy hearing singers perform the roles that inspire them. And everyone gets to enjoy the music in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Opera by Request was founded by William Shookhoff, who currently serves as Artistic Director.

New & notable

What's new

MTMS Online Recital June 2020

Even though we can't be together, we can still share our amazing achievements! Thanks to everyone participating in our first-ever online recital. We will be adding to this page as we get more recordings.


MTMS Online Summer Choir Program

When: June 29-August 21
Cost: $250 per child
Where: Your living room!

Like you, most (if not all!) of our summer camps and programs have been cancelled. We’re here to help!