Create a permanent, locally-based, self-producing Professional Opera Company in Southwest Florida. We are committed to developing and supporting the finest regional talent with educational programs and community collaboration, while engaging world-class talent for directors and principal roles.
To create a professional, self-producing Regional Opera Company in Southwest Florida.
To engage the nation’s finest professional singing actors, stage directors and guest conductors for principal roles while encouraging and supporting talented performers from our region.
To produce at least three operas per season in a variety of styles, including Classic Grand Opera, American Opera, contemporary or lesser-known works and Operetta.
To create first-rate Opera Theater by placing equal emphasis on theatrical elements and musical values.
To be an integral part of the community, further enriching local artistic culture, drawing from the community in order to give back to it.
To establish a Young Artists Program and a Student Apprentice program, promoting an artistically challenging environment for young American singers entering the opera field by providing training and performance opportunities in the community.
To place great emphasis on community outreach, nurturing new opera audiences through educational in-school programs, special matinees for students, public lecture-demonstrations and a range of affordable prices.