Founded in 1958, Opera Omaha's mission is to enrich the quality of life in its 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. This mission is achieved through the presentation of main stage productions with the highest artistic standards and through customized education and outreach programs designed to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of prior exposure to the arts. Embracing the collaborative nature of the art form, Opera Omaha forges opera's rich storytelling power, historical significance, and cross-cultural relevance into an array of activities.

The vision of Opera Omaha's Community Engagement program is to enrich people's lives through opera; to help individuals from all walks of life and degrees of artistic exposure find the personal, social or historical resonance inherent in opera; to stimulate an understanding and interest in the classical arts and opera among new audiences and students in schools; and to use opera to inspire individuals to overcome personal obstacles and attain their highest aspirations.


Mazzoli - Proving Up