Our mission is to produce vibrant, accessible, innovative, and engaging opera in Greater Cleveland.

Cleveland Opera Theater fulfills its mission through performances that reach out to diverse audiences providing accessible gateways to EXPERIENCE opera, to EXPLORE opera, and ENGAGE in Opera. We:

FEATURE artists of international renown, professional artists with roots in the community, and those who make Northeast Ohio their home

EMBRACE collaboration and foster interdisciplinary projects with other arts and community organizations, and educational and service institutions

ADVANCE opera in the present with contemporary approaches to opera, re-imagined productions and performances in non-traditional venues

ADVOCATE for the future of opera by promoting the creation and performance of new works, and by educating and developing audiences and artists of tomorrow

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Our mission is to produce vibrant, accessible, innovative, and engaging opera in Greater Cleveland.

Cleveland Opera Theater fulfills its mission through performances that reach out to diverse audiences providing accessible gateways to EXPERIENCE opera, to EXPLORE opera, and ENGAGE in Opera. We:

FEATURE artists of international renown, professional artists with roots in the community, and those who make Northeast Ohio their home

EMBRACE collaboration and foster interdisciplinary projects with other arts and community organizations, and educational and service institutions

ADVANCE opera in the present with contemporary approaches to opera, re-imagined productions and performances in non-traditional venues

ADVOCATE for the future of opera by promoting the creation and performance of new works, and by educating and developing audiences and artists of tomorrow