Tulsa Opera believes the path to overcoming hate and injustice begins with education.
For the past five years, Tulsa Opera has gone into schools where arts programs have been cut, bringing music back into the classroom and supporting teachers.
Listen to a few of our 2020 Raise Your Voice! students and their teacher, Victoria Ellington, talk about how the program has impacted their lives.
Our Greenwood Overcomes concert in May 2021 celebrated the work of 23 living Black composers with eight distinguished Black artists in which each gave a world premiere, four of them commissioned by Tulsa Opera. These were the first commissions every given by the company in its 74 year history. We also gave away over 700 tickets to students.
First US opera role for a trans woman
In May 2019, American baritone Lucia Lucas made her mainstage US and Tulsa Opera debut in the title role of Don Giovanni. This performance marked the first principal role for a trans woman on the operatic stage in the US.
Supporting the Next Generation
At Tulsa Opera, we look towards the future with hope.
Through outreach, education, and greater diversification of our Board of Directors, staff, and artists, Tulsa Opera is working to give the next generation a better tomorrow.
Opera on Tour!
Our Opera on Tour! initiative allows more than 4,000 second graders to experience music, drama, art, and dance in one onstage spectacle.
Students at the Opera
Thanks to our generous donors, we’re able to invite hundreds of Tulsa students to see the opera for free.
Moving Forward Together
These programs could not exist without the support of our community and our donors.
Generous foundations, corporations, and individual donors make all these outreach programs possible.