Our Mission is to provide young artists opportunities to spread the joy of professional opera to communities that do not have easy access to the arts.


Founded in 2010 by Francesca Aguado and Caitlin Budny, The Hub Opera Ensemble is devoted to bringing quality professional opera to communities where the art form is not yet represented.  Additionally, the ensemble provides opportunities for aspiring young artists and business professionals to reach out to the community and share their passion for opera and performing arts education.

In partnership with Hagerstown Community College, The Hub Opera Ensemble performed their inaugural production of Handel's Ariodante in September 2010.  Ariodante was met with such resounding acclaim that it was featured on the front page of The Herald-Mail following opening night.


Since that amazing first season, our productions have continued to grow in both audience and scale; we feature full orchestral accompaniment with our Fully-Produced shows, and a wonderful mid-season night of concert opera that features some of the finest young singers around with piano accompaniment. 

Volunteer Coordinator Laura Menard 
Information Director Robert C. Murray 
General Director 
Zain Shariff