Genres: Opera, Musical Theatre, Recitals and Concerts
Our Mission: Using artistic excellence paired with innovative, relevant, and varied arts programming, MIOpera is committed to the promotion of exceptional emerging vocal talent, educating the central Illinois community and beyond about the opera genre, and creating inclusive, thought-provoking performances that inspire, uplift, and teach lessons about humanity and the world we live in. MIOpera strives to create relationships and collaborations with other non-profit arts organizations to help create a more vibrant and varied arts community in central Illinois.
Artistic Excellence: MIOpera is committed to creating productions that are thought-provoking, entertaining, and invigorating to its audiences. Our audiences can expect to experience productions with artists who perform at a professional level and are artistically excellent.
Artistic Diversity: MIOpera is committed to creating diverse programming for the community that includes producing Opera, Operetta, Classical Musical Theater, and concerts.
Non-traditional Experiences: MIOpera is committed to finding non-traditional venues for its productions to encourage and foster new audiences to attend our productions
Collaborations: MIOpera is committed to create relationships and collaborations with other non-profit arts organizations to help create a more vibrant and varied arts community in central Illinois. MIOpera truly believes that arts communities are better when they work together.
Fostering Creativity: MIOpera is committed to providing educational experiences to its patrons through pre-concert lectures and through its media on its YouTube Channel.
Supporting the next generation of artists: MIOpera's International Vocal Competition recognizes exceptional emerging artist talent with monetary awards and performance opportunities.