Our Mission

To sustain a permanent local opera company that enriches the Southwest Florida community by presenting outstanding opera performances featuring internationally renowned soloists, and by conducting innovative educational programs that nurture the region’s promising young talent.

Mission Objectives

To enrich the Southwest Florida community by presenting opera performances and educational programs which engage internationally renowned performers and directors while nurturing regionally-based talent through the creation of a permanent local opera company.

  • To produce at least three productions per season in a variety of styles, including traditional grand opera, American opera, operetta and contemporary works.
  • To create first-class opera theater by placing equal emphasis on theatrical elements and musical values.
  • To maintain a Resident Artists Program and a Student Apprentice program, promoting an artistically challenging environment for promising young people entering the world of music, song and theater for the first time, as well as those with more advanced skills.
  • To be an integral part of the local and regional community, actively contributing to and being a part of the cultural landscape.