We are very aware ,with COVID-19 hitting the country, that this is a very uncertain time. We realize how much music and opera inspire us, comfort us and define our sense of community. With that in mind, we continue to plan the quality of programming that you have come to expect. We know we have no entitlement to your generosity, but we know that without your gifts, we will not be able to present our season. 

Stay well! We'll see you at the opera!

Upcoming in 2020...

Join us for live opera......

Join us for the 12th Annual               American Opera Idol

August 15th (rain date August 16th)

Event begins at 5:00. Grounds open at 4:00.

on the West Lawn of the Hill-Stead Museum
       35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT


Before purchasing a ticket,

please read the policies below.

NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.

Buy tickets by clicking the link above


     Call Showclix @ 888.718.4253

Hear some of today's brightest young singers!

Then VOTE by cellphone to determine the 2020 American Opera Idol winner!

Bring lawn chairs or blankets, snacks or a picnic with your favorite wine or beverage.

NO FOOD OR DRINK will be available for purchase.

Everything is outside.

Please be aware of the following guidelines before purchasing a ticket:


The health and safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all the precautions listed below.

·        Guests are advised to practice physical distancing by standing at least 6 feet away from other groups of people not traveling with them while standing in lines and moving around the property.

·        Children must stay with adults at all times and a minimum of 6 feet distance must be maintained between all other non-family members.

·        Face masks should be worn by all visitors six years of age and above.

·        Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed at entrances and high contact areas.

·        A first aid station will be accessible.

Hill-Stead employees have already pre-marked spaces on the lawn for your group. Upon arrival, guests will be escorted to a pre-marked space on the west lawn by an employee wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We are closely monitoring government policy changes, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, government mandates, and public health advancements and will continue to make changes as necessary or appropriate to our protocols and procedures.


By purchasing a ticket, you assume the risks of and waive liability to Coronavirus/Covid-19.

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing. Hill-Stead Museum has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, it cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending an event or program at Hill-Stead Museum or on its grounds could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19. By purchasing a ticket to an event or program at Hill-Stead Museum, you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you may be exposed to or become infected by COVID-19 and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. You understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Hill-Stead Museum may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of yourself and others, including, but not limited to, Hill-Stead Museum employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. You voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to yourself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that you may experience or incur in connection with your attendance at Hill-Stead Museum or participation in Hill-Stead Museum programming (“claims”). You hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Hill-Stead Museum, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. You understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Hill-Stead Museum, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Hill-Stead Museum program.

Arias and Autos

   details coming soon

Out of consideration for the health and safety of our patrons, we have had to postpone our Gala and our  main production to the Spring 2021.

Please check back for further details.

Coming in December .......

Amahl and the Night Visitors

featuring  Ta'u Pupu'a 

La Bohème