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Maestro Wiley and director Linda Lehr at a rehearsal of The Tales of Hoffmann, 2011; photo by George Schowerer

Read about our 40th Season in the New York Post

Who We Are

Regina Opera’s mission is twofold:

Founded in 1970 by Marie Cantoni and Nicholas Tierno, Regina Opera began as a small group of dedicated singers who gave opera recitals, with piano accompaniment, in a tiny auditorium at the Regina Pacis-St. Rosalia Parish Youth Center in Borough Park/Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. The following year, we produced an abridged staged version of La Traviata with piano accompaniment. In 1976, we began performing on the larger stage at Regina Hall (the auditorium of Regina Pacis School), and we acquired an orchestra in 1982. In 2008, a grant enabled us to begin providing supertitles. And in 2012, we moved to a wonderful new home, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School auditorium, whose more professional stage facilities and comfortable audience amenities inaugurated a great new era in Regina Opera’s history.

Board of Directors

Francine Garber-Cohen - Chair
Linda Cantoni
Joseph Delfausse
José Alejandro Guzmán

Executive Staff

President - Francine Garber-Cohen
Treasurer - Joseph Delfausse
Secretary/Legal Advisor - Linda Cantoni
Vice President - José Alejandro Guzmán

President Emerita - Marie L. Cantoni

Artistic and Other Staff

Producer - Francine Garber-Cohen
Principal Conductor - Scott Jackson Wiley
Principal Stage Director - Linda Lehr
Associate Conductor - José Alejandro Guzmán
Associate Stage Director - Linda Cantoni
Technical Director - Tyler Learned
Box Office & Volunteer Coordinator - Joseph Delfausse
Guild Coordinator, Costumes - Julia Cornely
Graphics, Video - Wayne Olsen
Publicity, Fundraising - Francine Garber-Cohen
Supertitles, Program, Website - Linda Cantoni

Casting Committee

Linda Cantoni
Joseph Delfausse
Francine Garber-Cohen
José Alejandro Guzmán
Linda Lehr
Scott Jackson Wiley