The Barber of Seville

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The Voice of Tulsa Opera

Dateline: Fargo

Hello from Fargo, North Dakota!  What am I doing here?  Spring came to Tulsa a little too early this year so I decided to head north and enjoy some more winter. No, seriously: I’m here conducting the world premiere of The Poe Project at Fargo-Moorhead Opera. What? Yes, Fargo has an opera company. It is […]

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For 67 years Tulsa Opera has been a cultural landmark for our city by presenting immortal stories, opulent music and riveting performances in productions featuring world-renown artists and our city’s finest orchestral and choral forces. Each of our seasons is meticulously prepared and guided by our mission: to present grand opera with artistic integrity and […]

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Britten at 100!

This Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. We celebrate all week with daily postings about his life and music. Check out the daily posts here

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Check out this time lapse video of our scenic load-in of The Marriage of Figaro! We compressed 8 hours of load-in to just under 4 minutes of video.  A special thanks to our friends in IATSE Local 354 for all of the continued support! Remember buy your tickets now!

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Message from the Artistic Director

Dear Friends: Welcome to Tulsa Opera’s 66th season, “Love, Lust and Religion!”  Each new season is an exciting journey in music, word, imagery and emotion, and I can’t think of a better place to begin this year’s journey than Mozart’s most perfect opera, The Marriage of Figaro!  From the immortal Overture and the comedic genius […]

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Living on Tulsa Opera Time

By Peter Lindskoog The final approach is announced and the United Airlines jet makes its familiar turn for landing at the Tulsa International Airport.  As I look out the window, I see the familiar landscape and layout of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I know the streets well and the various places to eat and play.  In fact […]

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By Kostis Protopapas In 2013 the opera world celebrates 200 years from the birth of my favorite composer. Giuseppe Verdi injected dramatic thrust in bel canto, forging his own classically restrained yet enormously expressive operatic style.  Later he assimilated influences from French Grand Opera and Wagner, bringing Italian opera to the apex of its glory.  […]

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Written by Tim Petty I woke up the morning of the Milnes Master Class about as nervous as I have ever been.  I stayed paralytically, nauseatingly nervous from the moment I arrived at the Lorton Performance Center until the moment I introduced myself to Sherrill, and something about his manner put me immediately in a […]

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