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Year Founded:
1958
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Roger Weitz
Main Address:
1850 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68102

What We Do

Opera Omaha is a cultural resource that enriches lives and contributes to a culturally-rich community that elevates Omaha's international profile. Each year, Opera Omaha engages over 33,000 people of all ages and backgrounds through opera productions at the Orpheum Theater, groundbreaking site-specific works that attract new audiences and free community engagement and education programs. As a local organization that produces work, the Company provides local artists, such as costume designers, musicians and opera singers, with opportunities to hone their skills and develop their artistic talents.

Opera Omaha's key initiatives, the Holland Community Opera Fellowship and the ONE Festival, have dramatically expanded Opera Omaha’s reach and impact. Now in its third year, the Fellowship is co-creating programming with dozens of partner organizations to transform lives throughout the community, using opera as a tool to build confidence, establish trust and ignite creativity. “Opera Omaha’s Holland Community Opera Fellowship is the future of how companies can serve their communities,” said Marc Scorca, President and CEO of OPERA America. The Fellowship is unique to Omaha and we are extremely fortunate to have a program that is becoming a model for other opera companies around the country to follow.

The Company’s artist-driven ONE Festival features new explorations and exciting work that exemplify innovation and the power of opera, celebrating bold risks and transformative storytelling. Often presented in intimate and unexpected venues, the Festival places artists and audience in direct communication, further activating a culturally vibrant city.

Interesting Info

The city of Omaha proclaimed November 1, 2019 as Opera Omaha Day, highlighting the many ways Opera Omaha contributes to the vibrancy of our community!
Opera Omaha's ONE Festival returns in March 2020 for a third year! A FREE Preview Concert will be on December 5!
Over 23,000 people each year experience music, art and opera through Opera Omaha's free community programs.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Opera Omaha Craftsman's Guild
Repeats every week until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Saturday, May 30, 2020 (All day)
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Opera Omaha Guild
Repeats every week until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Saturday, May 30, 2020 (All day)
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Opera Omaha General Volunteer
Repeats every week until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Saturday, May 30, 2020 (All day)
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