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Homestay Host Program

The Cedar Rapids Opera Homestay Host Program is an invaluable aspect of what we do – allowing us to bring world-class talent and some of the most promising young singers to our community without the incredible expense of long-term hotel stays. Our artists love getting to know our community through this unique program, and many Hosts make connections that last long beyond the artist’s stay.


Homestay Hosts provide a private bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and laundry access, and an internet connection in a non-smoking home. Stays are generally 3 – 4 weeks for our full-scale productions and 1 – 2 weeks for smaller concerts and recitals. Guest artists keep an exceedingly busy schedule, making them excellent, low-maintenance houseguests or house sitters.


Artists are responsible for their own meals and transportation to and from rehearsals and performances.


Each Homestay Host will receive:

- Two tickets to the production in which your artist is performing

- Invitations to opening night parties and other special events

- Recognition in our program book (deadline permitting)

- The understanding that your help and hospitality truly makes great opera possible


We want to ensure the best possible experience for both our guests and our hosts. Please complete the following survey if you are interested in this unique and meaningful program.


Questions about the program? Email katie@cropera.org. Thank you for your consideration!

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