2014 Amahl and the Night Visitors Housing Hosts

Ash Lawn Opera is looking for Housing Hosts for our upcoming production of Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors on December 13. The talent coming to Charlottesville includes artists from The Metropolitan Opera and Washington National Opera, and will need to be housed during these dates:


Production Staff: December 7 - December 14

Principal Artists: December 8 - December 14

Orchestral Musicians: December 11 - December 14


All Hosts will receive two complimentary (2) tickets to one performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors, at either 4:30 pm or 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 13.


We hope that you will consider hosting, and ask you to please complete the below Host Information Form and return it to the office at your earliest convenience by fax at (434) 293-0736, e-mail to info@ashlawnopera.org, or snail mail to PO Box 2498, Charlottesville, VA 22902. We hope to make assignments in November. If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Zodda at info@ashlawnopera.org or at (434) 293-4500.


With so many out-of-town artists who will need to be housed, we are also offering an additional pair of tickets to any Host who recruits a new Housing Host for December or for our 2015 Summer Season! If you can recommend anyone who would open their home to an artist or staff person this winter or summer, all we ask is that a bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen privileges be available. Our artists and staff make great house-sitters during winter and summer vacations! Please forward any potential Host's name to info@ashlawnopera.org, or send them the link to this page!

Read why past Housing Hosts love being part of the ALO Family!


“Wonderful group of people and terrific productions.”

“My daughters have definitely benefitted by knowing our guests – they maintain their friendships! It is a wonderful opportunity all around.”

“It was an excellent experience and we truly enjoyed.”

"We always look forward to our musician visitors every summer.  We enjoy hearing about their studies and experiences, and it is lovely to have the house full of music. Our teenager's interest in opera was stoked by conversation with these excellent young musicians, leading to her performance with Ash Lawn Opera in the chorus of Amahl & the Night Visitors at Christmas last winter.  And, of course, we have the pleasure of knowing that we are making it possible for Charlottesville to enjoy our own first-rate opera. The musicians have always been very respectful of our home and our schedule -- and have on occasion been kind enough to cat-sit while we were away!"


Amahl and the Night Visitors 2014 Housing Host Form
2014 Amahl Housing Form and Letter.docx
Microsoft Word document [121.2 KB]

Candide & 2014 Summer Season Housing Hosts

It is with the sincerest gratitude that Ash Lawn Opera thanks the following hosts

for opening up their homes to our artists for Candide and our 2014 Summer Season:

Michael & Carol Atchison

Carin Austin & Marion Bryant

Dr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Bailey, Jr.

Ruth Barnett

George Beller & Katherine Brooks

Jean Boston

Dick & Bonnie Brewer

Anne Tilney Brune

Susan Burke

Frank Byers & Gerald Northcutt

Sam & Cyndy Caughron

Virginia Cenedella

Charles & Patsy Chadwick

Leone Ciporin

Gene & Sue Corbett

Barbara Cornejo

Ted Crackel & Mary-Jo Kline

Doug & Drene DeGood

Kennerly & Lucille Digges

The Duval Family

Wayne & Michelle Edwards

Eric & Sarah Franzen

Blaise & Cali Gaston

John & Carolyn Gilliom

Paula Gladieux

Yvette LaVarre Graham

Nancy & Russ Grimes

Ron Harris

Allen & Ellen Hench

Michael Henke & Judy Campbell

Debbie Hiatt

Joan Jay

David Kahler & Victoria Norwood

Bryce & Ann Kellams

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Klonoski

Bryce & Ann Kellams

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Klonoski

Philip & Dena Lawton

David Lea

Sam & Sally LeBeau

Cyndy & Dave Martin

Lee Lewis & Liza Millett

John & Nancy Lowry

David Mattern & Charlotte Crystal

David & Janet Newkirk

James & Anne Newman

Alise Nielsen

Charlie & Debbie Owen

John & Lydia Peale

Ron Rammelkamp & Kim Wilder

Dan & Kathryn Reid

Sybil Robertson

Randy Salzman & Jeanne Liedtka

Sam & Mary Saunders

Martha & Robert Sayler

David & Debbie Scott

Nick & Wendy Seay

Peter Sheras & Phyllis Koch-Sheras

Kent & Katy Sinclair

Martha Smythe

Charles & Julie Stamm

Ann Sullivan

David & Nancy Summers

George & Sally Thomas

Bill & Martha Tilman

James S. Todd

William & Dorothy Tompkins

Cynthia Tremblay

Sylvanna Vanderpark

Henry & Rebecca Wilbur