About Cleveland Opera Theater

Cleveland's Premier Opera Company 


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:

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

What We Do

Main Stage          

World-class productions feature traditional repertoire fully-staged with orchestra, costumes, and scenery

{NOW} Fest              

Annual festival of world premiere and new opera in development

Opera UpClose

Immersive experiences in alternative settings highlight contemporary approaches to opera and build new audiences. UpClose venue partners include: Music Box Supper Club, Nighttown, The BopStop, and Zack Bruell Restaurants


Opera For All 

Education and Outreach programs offer accessible gateways to experience, explore, and engage in opera


EXPERIENCE - Free Opera Performances

Opera For All Summer Concert Series

Amahl and The Night Visitors December production tour

EXPLORE - Learn about Opera

Opera 101 Pre show info sessions for CLE Opera Theater Main Stage productions  

MET Live in HD Pre-Show Talks

Lecture Series

ENGAGE - Interactive opera-tunities

Opera Club

Community Artist Program

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