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Victoria Miningham Brings Classical Music to Millennials with Victoria Opera House

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Victoria Opera House at Soho House New York
A private operatic performance group based in New York is providing singers from around the world an opportunity to expand their reach through intimate affairs that are personalized with an experiential format for the new generation.

NEW YORK - March 25, 2019 - TelAve -- Victoria Miningham is a Manhattan-based soprano by way of Hastings-on-Hudson and New Rochelle in Westchester County. Miningham is also an entrepreneur, in addition to a professional Opera singer, with the ambition to develop a passion for classical music among her peers. In September of 2017, Miningham produced an event at a popular members-only social club in downtown Manhattan that set the stage for what later became her new event planning company, Victoria Opera House (VOH). VOH events mix opera with contemporary lifestyle by adding meaningful and relevant visuals. Performances are either accompanied by piano or an orchestra.

Miningham's inaugural event series presented a variety of opera singers from around the world, including Miningham, to perform dozens of classics to a newly engaged audience. Since then, Miningham produced two standing-room-only events at the popular club which targets millennials in creative industries. The second event happened in the fall of 2018 and featured the Martina Arroyo Foundation (martinaarroyofdn.org) and a slate of singers from the Metropolitan Opera House. Notable artists from the Metropolitan Opera House included Jessica Sandidge and WooYoung Yoon. The Met's Young Associates provided brochures and Victoria Opera House gave away tickets to the Metropolitan Opera.

As Founder and Director of Victoria Opera House, Miningham says "Victoria Opera House is a reinvention of a night at the opera. My goal is to expose a new generation to the elegance, sophistication and of course the enjoyment of opera." VOH's third private event incorporated a wine program and took place on February 27, 2019, with AP Wine Imports (apwineimports.com), Winebow (winebow.com), and Vias (viaswine.com). This private event also included a pianist, a performance artist as a living statue and singers from Bare Opera (bareopera.org).

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Other VOH events have focused on Millennial Outreach programs which support local Opera companies and music foundations. Events take place in settings where attendees are able to form stronger bonds with both the artists and their art. "Both the musicians and millennial generation benefit from this experience and its accessibility. I love my [New York] community and this art. So I want to ensure Opera is shared in the right way and that it leaves a positive impact," says Miningham who provides free concerts to nursing homes and schools.

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, VOH hosted an event with the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture at St. John's Church (ffrcc.org). Singers performed all the great operatic classics.

"The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture is thrilled to collaborate with Victora Opera House in our 'Bach to the Future' series. I attended Victoria's event in September 2018 and was absolutely blown away by the caliber of both the performers and program," said Lynn J. Yen, Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture. She continued, "It is obvious to me that Victoria's dedication to making the great and wonderful tradition of Western Classical Opera the cultural experience of millennial, will bear fruit. Our Foundation's mission is to make Classical Culture—the most inspired expression of human creativity belonging to mankind, of which Opera is an important part—the providence of every person, especially the young.  This is why we are excited to work with Ms. Miningham.  We both understand that not only can great music and culture enrich young people's lives, but they belong to everyone.  I am very much looking forward to a long and fruitful collaboration".

On Saturday, April 27, Victoria will be performing at the Sailors Ball (nyharborsailing.com) at the Down Town Association. The New York Harbor Sailing Foundation's America's Cup 12 Meter Program 2019 is an invitation to a select group of sailing enthusiasts to support and preserve these important pieces of American yachting history. It is their mission to foster and promote amateur sailing of national and international importance in the New York Harbor.

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VOH has provided events for real estate companies, weddings, and corporate holiday performances. Also featured on the Knot, VOH offers classical vocalists as well as musicians able to play the cello, fiddle, flute, guitar, harp, keyboard, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trumpet, and violin under the live music category.

Each event is tailored for the clients who want to add the WOW! factor. Elements like Living Statues or Dueling Pianists can be incorporated into special event packages. For more information and to learn about upcoming events please visit Victoria Opera House online (victoriaoperahouse.net).

About Victoria Opera House
Victoria Opera House (victoriaoperahouse.net) is an international private performance group based in New York, specializing in Opera presented in an intimate setting and personalized to each venue. Performances are either accompanied by piano or an orchestra. A night of elegance, sophistication and, of course, enjoyment.   Victoria Opera House includes, but is not limited to a personalized repertoire, celebrated operatic and musical guests, costumed, cocktail or theme attire, with or without a host, scenes or strictly arias, custom lecturers and/or musicology classes, wine & cheese soirée. #VictoriaOperaHouse

About Victoria Miningham
Victoria Miningham made her professional operatic debut in "La Boheme" with The New York Grand Opera in 2011. She was heralded by the New York Times as a "Saucy, beaming Musetta." Other operatic roles to her credit are Violetta in "La Traviata", Mimi in "La Boheme", Gilda in "Rigoletto", and Fiordiligi in "Cosi fan tutte". Miningham was invited to train with the Martina Arroyo Foundation in 2017. Recent performance venues include Prague, Czech Republic, and Vienna, Austria. In New York City, Miningham has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York Yacht Club, New York Bar Association and for the Navy League NY Council. Miningham has a degree in Music and Business from Manhattanville College and studied Opera with Maestro Vincent LaSelva at the Juilliard School.

[Photo attached (l to r): Nick Nestorak, Tennor; Siyi Fang, Graduate of the Collaborative Piano program at The Juilliard School, doctoral student at the Music Education program at Columbia University; Victoria Miningham, Soprano and Founder of Victoria Opera House; Martha Banks, Lyric Soprano; Magda Gartner, Mezzo Soprano; and Paul LaRosa, Baratone at Soho House New York]

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