“I want people to realize how moving and entertaining opera can be,” Schnitzer says. “Opera is accessible. Give it a chance! It’s an incredible art form, combining music, words and drama. Unfortunately, most people are not exposed to very much opera, and they are missing out. (MetroWest Opera) gives you the opportunity to have a wonderful operative experience right in your own back yard.” – Weston Town Crier, November 2011


“There is no young artist program in Boston,” observes Dana Schnitzer, founder of MetroWest Opera. This company seeks to alleviate the problem with very specific parameters. To maximize opportunities for young artists, MetroWest Opera performs “accessible” operas with big casts–10 to 14 principals–which are then double-cast with covers (so, essentially triple-cast). – Opera America, fall 2010


– Opera Pulse online, April 2010


“I have seen that theaters a lack of quality performance opportunities here to accommodate the very large number of young opera singers recently out of school. MetroWest Opera gives some of this emerging talent a chance to actually perform complete roles in front of a live audience….The first [goal] was to give young emerging opera singers the chance to take part in a professionally run production, helping to bridge the gap between school and a career in opera. The second was to enhance the arts community and increase awareness of opera in the MetroWest area.” – Weston Town Crier, March 2009


“I really want to give young and emerging opera singers the chance to take part in a professionally run production and to enhance the arts and increase awareness of the opera in the MetroWest area.” – MetroWest Daily News, February 2008