What People Say

“What an incredible show of talented artists! Tulsa Opera, you never disappoint! Thank you for an unforgettable evening!” – Mona W.

“We were so fortunate today to have members of the Tulsa Opera at our school as part of the Opera on Tour program. My students were captivated from start to finish by the performance.” – Kristin T.

“Amazing cast and talent. The scenes and costumes were first rate. I was so impressed! I will definitely return.” – Amy M.

“Tulsa Opera is lucky to have one of the great modern composers of our time as artistic director! We are traveling from Hollis, NH to celebrate his new post and wonderful production.” – DongSup R.

“We had a fantastic time and my kids enjoyed the new experience immensely!” – Elizabeth T.

“I love Tulsa Opera. The staging, costumes, directing, and singing is superior.” – Judy B.

In the News

Tulsa World – May 2019

Review: Tulsa Opera’s ‘Don Giovanni’ delivers a unique take on a classic
It’s a bold way to end this well-known story, and I’m sure there will be some who won’t accept it. But they also likely won’t stop talking about it, which is exactly the effect a work of art should produce.

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Tulsa World – February 2019

Review of Tulsa Opera’s “The Little Prince”
Sunday’s performance was highlighted by some exceptional performances, beginning with the Tulsa Opera Youth, led by Aaron Beck, who served as the show’s chorus and were impressive from first note to last.

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Tulsa World – February 2019

Strong women, Oklahoma premiere make up Tulsa Opera 2019-2020 season
In a statement, Picker said the upcoming season builds “on our current season’s theme of inclusion by turning the spotlight to extraordinary female characters and the artists that will portray them.”

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Tulsa World – February 2019

One busy ‘Little Prince’: Star of Tulsa Opera production has already played Carnegie Hall
That DiMaio’s schedule precludes him from finding the time to peruse the less-than-100 pages of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s “The Little Prince” says a lot about how much this young performer is in demand.

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Tulsa World – February 2019

Owasso graduate-turned-famed singer to star in Tulsa Opera’s ‘The Little Prince’
The Kansas City resident has graced a number of prominent stages across the country and is returning to her hometown this weekend to perform in “The Little Prince” at the Tulsa Opera.

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Tulsa World – February 2019

Tulsa native comes full circle in ‘Prince’-ly role
“That production was really how I fell in love with opera in the first place,” Price said. “Now, to be back in my hometown and being in this production, I have to admit, it feels a little weird. But in a good way.”

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Tulsa World – October 2018

Review: Singing is a cut above in Tulsa Opera’s ‘The Barber of Seville’
The vocal fireworks begin early, with LaBrie’s performance of “Largo al factotum,” full of agile phrasing and an appealing swagger, and continued with Coburn’s “Una voce poco fa,” in which she served up a plethora of coloratura explosions of tonal colors and ornamentation.

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Tulsa World – July 2018

Tulsa Opera names new interim executive director
Ken McConnell, currently the company’s chief administrative officer, has been named interim executive director and CEO. Greg Weber will continue to play a role with the company while pursuing other opportunities.

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Broadway World – July 2018

Tulsa Opera Names New Chief Executive Officer
“We feel it is a win-win for Tulsa Opera and our community,” says Board of Directors President Kate Davis.

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Tulsa World – April 2018

Superb singing highlights Tulsa Opera’s production of ‘Turandot’
All the beauty is on display in Tulsa Opera’s season-ending production.

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Tulsa World – April 2018

Soprano finds the fire within the ice queen ‘Turandot’ in her Tulsa Opera debut
Alexandra Loutsion makes her Tulsa Opera debut in a role she says got a ‘bad rap.’

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Tulsa World – March 2018

Tulsa Opera makes history with transgender woman in principal role
The company will present Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with transgender baritone Lucia Lucas in the title role.

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Broadway World – February 2018

Tulsa Opera Announces 71st Season, Era of Inclusion Sets Stage
After a two-season hiatus, the 2018-19 season returns to three fully staged opera productions.

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Tulsa World – February 2018

Review: ‘The Stars Align’ for Tulsa Opera’s 70th anniversary
A wide-ranging program with a diverse cast of performers, professional and amateur alike.

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Tulsa World Business – October 2017

REVIEW: THE TULSA’S OPERA ‘FAUST’ REACHES HEAVENLY HEIGHTS
You have to give the devil — and the angel — their due.

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Tulsa World Business – August 2017

5 QUESTIONS WITH GREG WEBER OF TULSA OPERA
It’s an encore for the general director and CEO.

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Tulsa World Arts Scene – May 2017

TULSA YOUTH OPERA PREMIERS “THE SNOW QUEEN.” Hans Christian Andersen published his fairy tale “The Snow Queen” in 1844, and since then, this tale has spawned dozens of plays, ballets, books and films — the most famous being the Disney smash hit, “Frozen.”

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Tulsa World Reviews Tosca – May 2017

TULSA OPERA’S ‘TOSCA’ DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. It’s called “the eternal triangle” for a reason. Stories of amorous obsession involving three people and how the pursuit of these passions inevitably go horribly wrong.

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Tulsa World Reviews Puccini to Pop – February 2017

TULSA OPERA’S “PUCCINI TO POP” CAME TO ITS CONCLUSION, singer Alyson Cambridge referred to what had just transpired in the Tulsa PAC’s Chapman Music Hall as the “start of a new era” for the organization.

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Opera News Reviews The Pearl Fishers – January 2017

EVEN IF GEORGES BIZET hadn’t written Carmen, he would be remembered as the composer of what may be the most popular duet ever written for tenor and baritone, created for his first major commission.

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Tulsa Opera Presents “The Pearl Fishers”

October 16, 2016 – As far as Tobias Picker is concerned, he may well have composed “The Pearl Fishers.” He didn’t — “The Pearl Fishers” was written by Georges Bizet in 1863, some 90 years before Picker entered.

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Soprano makes debut in Tulsa Opera’s “The Pearl Fishers”

October 16, 2016 – Sarah Shafer wasn’t sure for the longest time if opera was for her.
“I grew up in a musical family — my father is a pianist and my mother is choir teacher — and I always loved to sing, but I was…

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Creating A Word for “The Pearl Fishers”

October 16, 2016 – Denni Sayers has a simple plan as the director of Tulsa Opera’s “The Pearl Fishers.” “I really want to give the audience the sense that they are being taken very far away, to a beautiful, exotic place,”…

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