Opera OmahaAug 15, 2018 12:41PM ● By Sponsored Content
Mission StatementOpera Omaha’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in our community by creating professional opera and music theater, which uniquely combine the visual and performing arts to express humanity’s deepest emotions and highest aspirations.
Wish ListThe whole community benefits from donations to Opera Omaha. Your Gifts are vital to ensuring Opera Omaha’s continued interaction with tens of thousands of adults, students, and children each year. Through performances and numerous engagement activities, Opera Omaha enriches lives and helps to create a vibrant, engaged, and culturally rich city.
- Pagliacci Oct. 19 and 21, 2018
- The Elixir of Love Feb. 15 and 17, 2019
- ONE Festival, featuring Les Enfants Terribles and Faust April 2019
BackgroundAs the only professional opera company in the state of Nebraska, Opera Omaha produces shows from the earliest operas to those composed by the current generation of artists. In addition to a season of compelling mainstage productions presented at the Orpheum Theater, the inaugural ONE Festival launched in 2018, exemplifying opera’s innovation and power. The company is internationally known for its productions of eight world premieres and four American premieres. It is also highly regarded for an extensive community engagement program.
Brag LinesThe Holland Community Opera Fellowship offers the opportunity to expand Opera Omaha’s education and community engagement work by bringing opera to new environments, illustrating and promoting the value of creativity in the arts and non-arts sectors. In collaboration with community partners, Opera Omaha is able to identify and address partner needs with collaborative programming and engagement. Last season, Opera Omaha partnered with 55 community organizations, engaging over 17,000 participants across the city and metro area.
Pay it ForwardSupporting Opera Omaha brings many rewards. Whether purchasing a ticket to a performance, becoming a community sponsor, or giving a monetary gift, every dollar given helps deliver excellent art and implement exciting new initiatives, such as the Holland Community Opera Fellowship and the ONE Festival. These transformational programs are helping give people of all backgrounds and ages exposure to the arts.
1850 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68102 402-346-OPERA operaomaha.org
The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.