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By April 16, 2014Opera

Hubbard Hall Opera Theater – Housing Host information 2014

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HHOT artists for the 2014 summer season will need a place to stay in the Cambridge area for some or all of the time between July 19 and August 24 for the performances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.  In every case HHOT will honor the specific time frame that works with the host family.   HHOT will always be in contact in advance of the guest’s arrival to confirm the dates and then put you directly in touch with your guest to work out any details by July 1.  HHOT artists will be at least 18 years old and HHOT will honor any requests to house a person of a certain age or gender.

schichi 4HHOT artists may share rooms, as long as we can assign roommates in advance.  They expect to share bathrooms and are willing to bring their own linens, towels and cooking utensils if necessary.  In most cases guests require some access to a kitchen.  Internet and laundry access is not required, but is appreciated.  Transportation and meals are not required of the host family, but are always welcomed.  You may not see much of your house guest as rehearsals generally start by noon and will finish after 10pm.

If requested, HHOT will hire a house cleaner for the hosts before or after the stay of their guest/s.  Hosts receive a complementary bottle of wine upon the arrival of their guest/s and are invited to a private dinner party just before the final dress performance.  Hosts will receive two complimentary tickets to the performance of their choice, but must call the Hall to reserve in advance.   Should there be any problem over the course of the homestay, HHOT can always be reached via phone or email to help resolve the issue.  After the departure of the HHOT artist, we will follow up with all of our hosts  to request feedback and make sure that the homestay went well.

In addition to maintaining an excellent music festival in the Cambridge Valley, as a host you have the opportunity to get to know interesting musicians and actors from a variety of cultural backgrounds.  Many of the friendships formed during these homestays have spanned years and some musicians have even relocated to this region because of the outpouring of welcome they received during their first stay.  We couldn’t do this without you.

Alix Jones, Artistic Director

alixjones@hubbardhall.org

518-677-2495

Alix Jones

About Alix Jones

Founder and Artistic Director of Hubbard Hall Opera Theater