About Tulsa Opera

Founded in 1948, Tulsa Opera, the 16th oldest opera company in North America, is ranked among the ten favorite regional opera companies in the United States. The company presents three grand opera productions each season at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tulsa Opera draws its audiences from a five state region that includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas.

Tulsa Opera presents its 67 Anniversary Season in 2014-15, with Rossini’s Cinderella, October 24 and 26; Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, February 13 and 15; and Floyd’s Of Mice and Men on April 10 and 12.

In addition to its main stage operas, Tulsa Opera operates an extensive education and outreach program that provides opportunities for adults and children statewide.  Those programs include Tulsa Youth Opera (TYO), a free, auditioned chorus for singers in grades 3-12; Opera on Tour!, a statewide elementary and middle school tour; the Studio Artist Program, an apprenticeship program for young professional singers; Student Night @ Tulsa Opera, full-length opera performance offered to school groups at no charge; and teacher workshops.

Tulsa Opera’s educational programs reach more than 20,000 Oklahoma students with Opera on Tour! each year.  This traveling opera program designed especially for a younger audience visits more than 140 schools in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas each season.

Tulsa Opera is fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Board of Directors currently comprises30 members who represent various businesses and organizations in Oklahoma. They have a passion for the arts as well as a dedication to the betterment of Oklahoma.  These committed advocates work in conjunction with a knowledgeable professional staff to support the programs and fundraising initiatives of Tulsa Opera.

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