About Us

The Opera Camerata of Washington, D.C., after 24 years, enjoys some of the highest quality of artistic talent in the City. Our Artistic Director and Conductor, Maestro Gregory Buchalter, is also an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Our orchestra members reside in the Washington area and are drawn from the Army Band, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Landon School...to name a few recognizable musical institutions.

Principal Singers and Chorus

Our participant chorus and staff of professional lead singers hail from all over the world.  Many of them reside in the Washington, D.C. area and include graduates of Catholic University, the Julliard School, The Manhattan School of Music, American University, George Washington University and The University of Maryland.


Many of our principal singers have performed to audiences on the finest international opera house stages.

Officers and Board

President:  Randall Roe


Vice President:  Liz Sara


Secretary:  David Blee


Treasurer:  William Kappaz




Gayela Bynum

Bruce Maxwell

Robin Phillips



Honorary Board

Honorable Walter Cutler

John Hoskinson

Pamela Howar

Honorable Jim Nicholson


Artistic Director

Gregory Buchalter

Stage Director

Roger Riggle

Music Director

Jose Sacin


Robin Phillips


John Wall, CPA


Linda Zeswitz

Opera Camerata was formed in 1990 by a group of opera aficionados. These early opera patrons, along with choristers and musicians, embarked on a journey that began with performing opera highlights at St. Matthews Cathedral in D.C....to staging and producing full operas with orchestras in some of the most beautiful and historic mansions, residences, hotels and institutions across the city over the years. 


Opera Camerata plays a profound role in the thriving performing arts community in Washington by making opera tangible, impactful and intimate through performances in small settings with professional singers and musicians.