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Opera Quest Northwest Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from Opera Quest Northwest, Arts and entertainment, Vancouver, WA.

A local non-profit committed to our mission to educate, enrich and instill a love of opera in the children and communities of our region through live performances and related resources.

Operating as usual

It is impossible to believe that it has been more than 2 years since we have done a live performance?  Will you join us ...
04/04/2022

It is impossible to believe that it has been more than 2 years since we have done a live performance? Will you join us as we perform Opera the Great at the Kiggins Theater with the Columbia Play Project ? April 9th - get you tickets - check out our special event on our website - www.operaquestnw.org

It is getting close!  Do you have tickets?
04/01/2022

It is getting close! Do you have tickets?

Grab your tickets to have oodles of fun seeing next Saturday, April 9th at the historic Kiggins Theater 🎭

We are so excited- do you have your tickets?
03/29/2022

We are so excited- do you have your tickets?

Grab some tickets, mark your calendar, and we’ll see you on April 9th for the amazingly talented and super fun, at our favorite ✨

It is a beautiful morning to listen to some music- opera anyone? 🎼 🎶 🎵
03/09/2022

It is a beautiful morning to listen to some music- opera anyone? 🎼 🎶 🎵

We will be a part of Wiggles and Giggles in April!
03/05/2022

We will be a part of Wiggles and Giggles in April!

Mark your calendars for next Saturday at 10:30 am folks! We’ve got some amazing fun coming to Kiggins Theater for the young and young-at-heart. Grab your tickets now at the link in our bio. $10 bucks a pop!

02/25/2022

Join us on April 9th when we perform Opera the Great! Live at the The Kiggins Theatre- thanks Columbia Play Project

Photos from Columbia Play Project's post
02/25/2022

Photos from Columbia Play Project's post

01/21/2022

These were so cute… we are still working on new videos and we still have FREE resources for teachers! Give us a ring if you are a teacher and want more info!

Nice job!
01/19/2022
Local View: Cultural arts center needed

Nice job!

Now is the time for the city of Vancouver to bring a center for the arts to its evolving urban core. Projects on the waterfront and throughout downtown are giving a dynamic feel to the area radiating

We hope you find all of the joy of the season - from the Opera Quest Northwest family to yours!
12/25/2021

We hope you find all of the joy of the season - from the Opera Quest Northwest family to yours!

Two of our performers will be a part of the Vancouver Master Chorale Christmas Joy Concert -
11/29/2021

Two of our performers will be a part of the Vancouver Master Chorale Christmas Joy Concert -

10/26/2021

Happy World Opera Day! A day when opera lovers, opera professionals and opera-related people may show and celebrate the value of the art form! It is also the birthday of two great opera composers, George Bizet, and Johann Strauss II. Enjoy some of our singers singing a short excerpt of The Champagne Song from Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus”. Thank you for supporting opera!

09/24/2021

Opera Quest Northwest has been providing opera resources in our schools FREE of charge since 2012. During the pandemic we continued to provide these resources and developed online resources as well. We are raising funds to support these efforts.

Please consider donating to us via our GiveMore24 profile:
https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

If you would like to learn more - please watch this video!

09/23/2021

This has been QUITE a day - here is our last "Opera Quests Funniest Home Videos" installment. Thank you for following us throughout the day - we appreciate all of the support we have received! We hope you enjoy this last video!

If you would like to view our GiveMore24 profile - follow this link: https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

Thank you all for your support!

We have been posting NEW video content all day on Facebook, and sometimes Instagram (when it is less than a minute).  We...
09/23/2021

We have been posting NEW video content all day on Facebook, and sometimes Instagram (when it is less than a minute). We are so grateful for all of our supporters of Opera Quest Northwest.

If you would like to view our GiveMore24 profile, please visit https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

Thank you so much for your support!

09/23/2021

Another edition of "Opera Quest's Funniest Home Videos" or "How to make a video during a pandemic" - we hope you enjoy this video of some of the challenges our performers faced in creating videos!

Thank you so much for your support - if you would like to view our profile, please follow this link: https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

Thank you so much for your support!

09/23/2021

What happens when you cannot record videos in a professional studio? Here are the experiences of one of our amazing performers - we hope you enjoy this and our other videos we screen throughout the day.

If you would like to join our QUEST - please follow this link: https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

Thank you so much for your support!

09/23/2021

You might be wondering what sort of videos we are premiering throughout the day - well, here is a short explanation from Bruce...

If you would like to help make our QUEST a reality, here is the link to the GiveMore24 profile: https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest
Thank you so much for your support!

We will be showcasing several ALL NEW - NEVER BEFORE SEEN videos on our page today.  Be sure to check back freq...
09/23/2021

We will be showcasing several ALL NEW - NEVER BEFORE SEEN videos on our page today. Be sure to check back frequently - you will not want to miss our newest videos - "Opera Quests Funniest Home Videos" - a series of videos showcasing how hard it is to make professional and educational videos during a pandemic! Check our page (Instagram requires videos to be less than one minute) to see our latest videos!
Here is the link to our profile: https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest
Here is the schedule!

09/23/2021

Thank you so much to an anonymous donor who is matching funds for the QUEST - please consider donating to Opera Quest Northwest - your donation will go twice as far thanks to an anonymous donor. Click here to make a donation: https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

Thank you for your contributions!

09/23/2021

Would you like to learn more about Opera Quest Northwest?
This video explains what we do and what we have been doing since the start of the pandemic. Please consider donating to us through our GiveMore24 profile: https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

Thank you for checking out our organization!

09/23/2021

We are so grateful for the support of our donors - your donation to Opera Quest Northwest will be matched by the generous donations or our supporters.

If you would like to give to us - here is the link to our GiveMore24 profile! https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

Thank you for your generosity and willingness to Join the QUEST!

09/23/2021

We are so excited that GiveMore24 is finally here! OperaQuest Northwest is asking for your donations to help us to complete our QUEST to provide resources to our community - whether in person or online. Watch this video to learn more!

If you would like to give - follow this link to the GiveMore24 site and our profile:
https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

We are so excited for Thursday - GiveMore24 is finally here!!!You can view our profile by clicking here:  https://www.gi...
09/22/2021

We are so excited for Thursday - GiveMore24 is finally here!!!

You can view our profile by clicking here: https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

We will be dropping NEW videos on our page all day - but you will not want to miss "OperaQuests Funniest Home Videos" or "The Trials and Tribulations on Filming a Video During a Pandemic"!!!
See the schedule below!

Topics for Tuesday:  Did you know???Music develops language skills?  Studies show that young children who participate in...
09/21/2021

Topics for Tuesday: Did you know???
Music develops language skills?
Studies show that young children who participate in music classes have improved speech development and learn to read more easily. How does this happen? Learning music helps to develop the left side of the brain related to language and reasoning, assists with sound recognition, and teaches rhythm and rhyme. Songs can help children and people of all ages remember information (just think of the Alphabet song!).

By the want to learn more about Opera Quest Northwest - please visit our website - www.operaquestnw.org!

We are so excited for Thursday - GiveMore24 is finally here!!!You can view our profile by clicking here:  https://www.gi...
09/21/2021

We are so excited for Thursday - GiveMore24 is finally here!!!

You can view our profile by clicking here: https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

We will be dropping NEW videos on our page all day - but you will not want to miss "OperaQuests Funniest Home Videos" or "The Trials and Tribulations on Filming a Video During a Pandemic"!!!
See the schedule below!

DID YOU KNOW???That Opera Quest Northwest has been performing in schools since 2012.  While we have not been performing ...
09/19/2021

DID YOU KNOW???
That Opera Quest Northwest has been performing in schools since 2012. While we have not been performing in schools for the past 18 months we have been making educational videos and content. Check us out and give us a ring if you would like more information!
www.operaquestnw.org

We are so excited for GIVE MORE 24 next week!!!  We just found out that early giving is now open - here is the link if y...
09/19/2021

We are so excited for GIVE MORE 24 next week!!! We just found out that early giving is now open - here is the link if you want to ensure that you are part of the fun!
https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

We will have lots of content here next week - stay tuned for our awesome schedule for Thursday September 23!

DID YOU KNOW?Clark County has a nonprofit organization on a quest to instill a love of opera in our community and our ch...
09/17/2021

DID YOU KNOW?
Clark County has a nonprofit organization on a quest to instill a love of opera in our community and our children? Opera Quest Northwest bring FREE music resources to our schools - both in person (when allowed) and awesome videos!!!
Check us out at www.operaquestnw.org!

DID YOU KNOW?That Opera Quest Northwest has FREE online resources for our music educators?  Bring the voices, stories an...
09/17/2021

DID YOU KNOW?
That Opera Quest Northwest has FREE online resources for our music educators? Bring the voices, stories and history of opera right into your classroom. Give us a ring if you want more information.
Check us out at www.operaquestnw.org!!!

We are so excited for GIVE MORE 24 next week!!!  We just found out that early giving is now open - here is the link if y...
09/17/2021

We are so excited for GIVE MORE 24 next week!!! We just found out that early giving is now open - here is the link if you want to ensure that you are part of the fun!
https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/opera-quest-northwest

We will have lots of content here next week - stay tuned for our awesome schedule for Thursday September 23!

Let's get to know Marlia!  Answer:   Renee Fleming. I liked her book, The Inner Voice, and am inspired by her dedication...
09/14/2021

Let's get to know Marlia!
Answer: Renee Fleming. I liked her book, The Inner Voice, and am inspired by her dedication to her craft and willingness to look for new venues for performing that bring her wonderful voice to people who traditionally listen to music other than opera.

Do you want to know more about OperaQuest Northwest? Check out our website: www.operaquestnw.org

Tuesday Topics:  Did you know?MUSIC IS AN ALL PURPOSE BRAIN BUILDER...Music can benefit your brain in many areas – langu...
09/14/2021

Tuesday Topics: Did you know?
MUSIC IS AN ALL PURPOSE BRAIN BUILDER...
Music can benefit your brain in many areas – language, math, concentration and social skills, just to name a few! Try to expose yourself to music as much as possible and enjoy the many benefits.

Want to learn more about us? www.operaquest.org

Let's get to know Marlia!Answer:  Sometimes an opera does not suit your personal taste.  For me,  Ariadne auf Naxos was ...
09/14/2021

Let's get to know Marlia!
Answer: Sometimes an opera does not suit your personal taste. For me, Ariadne auf Naxos was a confusing mess that ended with a woman standing for an interminable amount of time on a rock, moaning and singing gloomy songs.

if you bump up against an opera you don't care for, move on! Do not punish yourself. Use the time to explore something more to your taste.

Lovers of this opera, please accept my sincere apologies.

Thanks for the sage advice Marlia!
Check us out at www.operaquestnw.org!

Let's get to know Marlia!!Answer:  I spend  time in the out of doors, walking and enjoying flowers, birds, and nature in...
09/13/2021

Let's get to know Marlia!!
Answer: I spend time in the out of doors, walking and enjoying flowers, birds, and nature in general.

Thanks for all of your contributions Marlia!
Want to know more about us - check out our website www.operaquestnw.org!

Let's get to know Marlia!Answer:  Depending on my mood, I like to watch people pretending they are dying  or lovesick or...
09/13/2021

Let's get to know Marlia!
Answer: Depending on my mood, I like to watch people pretending they are dying or lovesick or pretending to drink champagne. We all love to do these things! Thanks Marlia!
Want to know more about OperaQuest Northwest? Check out our website at www.operaquestnw.org!

Let's get to know Marlia !Answer:  Watching the Magic Flute in Detroit with sets designed by David Hockney.  The Magic F...
09/13/2021

Let's get to know Marlia !
Answer: Watching the Magic Flute in Detroit with sets designed by David Hockney. The Magic Flute is a favorite for its charming story and memorable melodies, but the bold and beautiful set design of this production set it apart in my mind.
Want to know more about OperaQuest? Check out our website at www.operaquestnw.org!

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As somebody who’s very passionate about promoting the arts and making them more accessible, I really appreciate the work of organizations like Opera Quest Northwest. Another nonprofit that does amazing work promoting the arts is the Giulio Gari Foundation, which focuses on discovering and promoting young opera performers. One of the ways they’ve done this is by bringing the opera online with their Salon Series. The series features different performers every episode, giving viewers an inside look into their lives and a preview of their talent. Their newest episode will air on Facebook Live on October 20th at 7PM ET/4PM PT and will feature Sylvia D’Eramo and her husband Chris Carbin. Sylvia is known for playing Abigail Williams in a recent adaptation of The Crucible and Chris recently made his LA Opera debut as Fate and Jove in the Death of Orpheus. If anyone is interested in this series, you can go to the Giulio Gari Foundation’s page on Facebook or watch their old episodes on YouTube.
What is a “Community Chest”? CWCC board members are often asked this question. We frequently answer that we are “like a local United Way,” and that analogy is pretty accurate.

Community Chests are fundraising organizations that collect donations from local businesses, workers, and residents and distribute them to other local nonprofits. The first Community Chest (named the “Community Fund”) was founded in 1913 in Cleveland, OH and the concept was so popular that by 1948, there were over 1,000 Community Chests in the U.S. and Canada.

The United Way was founded separately as the Charity Organization Society in Denver, Colorado in 1887. The COS served a similar function to Community Chests by coordinating fundraising and services for 22 local agencies.

Over the years, many Community Chests and other local fundraising charities in the U.S. and Canada joined together, and many of them ended up joining the United Foundation, which later became the United Way. United Way Worldwide is now a global organization, overseeing approximately 1,800 community-based "United Ways" in 45 countries and territories. Like Community Chests, local chapters (called “United Ways”) support their communities by collecting charitable donations to relieve local nonprofits of fundraising duties.

The Camas-Washougal Community Chest was formed in 1946 to coordinate fundraising for local nonprofits and we are still going strong after 75 years! The CWCC is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and in recent years, we’ve been able to distribute over 97% of donations back to the community. We require grant recipients to provide services within the Camas-Washougal area, submit reports on how grant funds were used, and be involved with education, youth education, health and welfare, natural resource conservation, aiding those with special needs, crisis and emergency services, or other charitable and civic endeavors.

This year, the C-W Community Chest partnered with the Camas Washougal Rotary Foundation (CWRF) and, together, we awarded 28 grants totaling a record $127,671 to local non-profits. The CWRF awarded 5 grants – to the Friends & Foundation of the Camas Library, Fort Vancouver Regional Library–Washougal, TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, Lunchmoney Indoor Skatepark, and REACH Community Development. The CWCC awarded the remaining 23 grants – to the Inter-Faith Treasure House, Janus Youth Programs, Meals on Wheels People, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Children's Home Society of Washington - Southwest, Family Promise of Clark County, Cascade Pacific Boy Scout Council, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Camas Farmer's Market, Washougal School District Principals’ Fund, Pink Lemonade Project, Camas Washougal Historical Society, Refuel Washougal, GFWC Camas-Washougal, Police Activities League of SW Washington, Journey Theater Arts Group, Opera Quest Northwest, Pathways Clinic, Dance Evolution Camas, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, Partners with Camas Parks & Rec – Skate Park, and West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.
To find out more, please visit our website at http://www.camaswashougalcommunitychest.org/ or email us at [email protected].
Thank you to all of our donors for allowing us to provide funding to so many worthy local nonprofits! Please donate today so we can continue to support their efforts and our community!
www.camaswashougalcommunitychest.org

This year’s grant recipients include the Inter-Faith Treasure House, Janus Youth Programs, Meals on Wheels People, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Children's Home Society of Washington, Family Promise of Clark County, Cascade Pacific Boy Scout Council, Friends and Foundation of the Camas Library, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Camas Farmer's Market, Camas School District and Washougal School District Principals’ Funds, Teen Reach Adventure Camp - Camas, Clark County Historical Society, Camas Sister City Organization , Refuel Washougal, Clark County Veterans Assistance Center, FVRLibraries - Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, GFWC Camas-Washougal, Police Activities League of SW Washington, Journey Theater Arts Group, Lifeline Connections, Opera Quest Northwest, Pathways Clinic, REACH Community Development, Dance Evolution Camas, Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, Camas/Washougal Skate Park, and Treesong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center
More photos of the Opera Quest Northwest performance thanks to Mrs. Sedivy :)
We had a wonderful interactive performance by Opera Quest Northwest! This video is just a snipet that Mrs. Rogers captured of some of the fun.

Opera Quest Northwest's mission,"... is to educate, enrich, and instill a love of music in the children of our region by introducing them to opera through a lively production that blends classic opera excerpts with a humorous, interactive script."

Photos will be posted soon :)
Congratulations on a great show today! Kudos to Barbara Choltco who stepped in at the last minute. Well done, all! (David Warner, Amy Grove Cole, Bruce Kyte, Patrick Scofield, and Kate Hobbie)
Come support Opera Quest NW and hear our singers for free concerts at the McMenamins Kennedy School the next three Saturdays!
"Music can open their minds to a world of imagination like nothing else can." http://ow.ly/iRUn3037GXi Opera Quest Northwest
🎶Opera Quest in Vancouver Family magazine! 🎶
Come hear our singers in Esther Short Park's "Six to Sunset" concert Thursday July 28 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Family friendly and free!
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